Frasi di Alfred Korzybski

Alfred Korzybski foto
0  0

Alfred Korzybski

Data di nascita: 3. Luglio 1879
Data di morte: 1. Marzo 1950

Pubblicità

Alfred Korzybski è stato un ingegnere, filosofo e matematico polacco.

Viene ricordato principalmente per aver sviluppato la teoria della "General Semantics".

Frasi Alfred Korzybski

„From this point of view, all language can be considered as names for unspeakable entities on the objective level, be it things or feelings, or as names of relations.“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: The only link between the verbal and objective world is exclusively structural, necessitating the conclusion that the only content of all "knowledge" is structural. Now structure can be considered as a complex of relations, and ultimately as multi-dimensional order. From this point of view, all language can be considered as names for unspeakable entities on the objective level, be it things or feelings, or as names of relations. In fact... we find that an object represents an abstraction of a low order produced by our nervous system as the result of a sub-microscopic events acting as stimuli upon the nervous system. p. 20.

„Humans can be literally poisoned by false ideas and false teachings.“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: Humans can be literally poisoned by false ideas and false teachings. Many people have a just horror at the thought of putting poison into tea or coffee, but seem unable to realize that, when they teach false ideas and false doctrines, they are poisoning the time-binding capacity of their fellow men and women. One has to stop and think! There is nothing mystical about the fact that ideas and words are energies which powerfully affect the physico-chemical base of our time-binding activities. Humans are thus made untrue to "human nature." … The conception of man as a mixture of animal and supernatural has for ages kept human beings under the deadly spell of the suggestion that, animal selfishness and animal greediness are their essential character, and the spell has operated to suppress their REAL HUMAN NATURE and to prevent it from expressing itself naturally and freely. p. 71. Chapter: What is Man?

Pubblicità

„Whatever you might say the object "is", well it is not.“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: "Say whatever you choose about the object, and whatever you might say is not it." Or, in other wordsː "Whatever you might say the object "is", well it is not." This negative statement is final, because it is negative. p. 35.

„To regard human beings as tools — as instruments — for the use of other human beings is not only unscientific but it is repugnant, stupid and short sighted.“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: To regard human beings as tools — as instruments — for the use of other human beings is not only unscientific but it is repugnant, stupid and short sighted. Tools are made by man but have not the autonomy of their maker — they have not man's time-binding capacity for initiation, for self-direction, and self-improvement. p. 133. Chapter: Capitalistic Era.

„Any organism must be treated as-a-whole; in other words, that an organism is not an algebraic sum, a linear function of its elements, but always more than that.“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: Any organism must be treated as-a-whole; in other words, that an organism is not an algebraic sum, a linear function of its elements, but always more than that. It is seemingly little realized, at present, that this simple and innocent-looking statement involves a full structural revision of our language... p. 64.

„How many a genius has perished inarticulate because unable to stand the strain of social conditions where animal standards prevail and "survival of the fittest" means, not survival of the "fittest in time-binding capacity," but survival of the strongest in ruthlessness and guile — in space-binding competition!“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: Such as contribute most to human progress and human enlightenment — men like Gutenberg, Copernicus, Newton, Leibnitz, Watts, Franklin, Mendeleieff, Pasteur, Sklodowska-Curie, Edison, Steinmetz, Loeb, Dewey, Keyser, Whitehead, Russell, Poincaré, William Benjamin Smith, Gibbs, Einstein, and many others — consume no more bread than the simplest of their fellow mortals. Indeed such men are often in want. How many a genius has perished inarticulate because unable to stand the strain of social conditions where animal standards prevail and "survival of the fittest" means, not survival of the "fittest in time-binding capacity," but survival of the strongest in ruthlessness and guile — in space-binding competition! p. 136. Chapter: Capitalistic Era.

„Man's achievements rest upon the use of symbols“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: Man's achievements rest upon the use of symbols.... we must consider ourselves as a symbolic, semantic class of life, and those who rule the symbols, rule us. p. 76.

„The only link between the verbal and objective world is exclusively structural, necessitating the conclusion that the only content of all "knowledge" is structural.“

— Alfred Korzybski
Context: The only link between the verbal and objective world is exclusively structural, necessitating the conclusion that the only content of all "knowledge" is structural. Now structure can be considered as a complex of relations, and ultimately as multi-dimensional order. From this point of view, all language can be considered as names for unspeakable entities on the objective level, be it things or feelings, or as names of relations. In fact... we find that an object represents an abstraction of a low order produced by our nervous system as the result of a sub-microscopic events acting as stimuli upon the nervous system. p. 20.

Pubblicità
Pubblicità
Anniversari di oggi
Giulia Carcasi71
scrittrice italiana 1984
Alfonso Varano foto
Alfonso Varano5
poeta e drammaturgo italiano 1705 - 1788
Samuel Johnson foto
Samuel Johnson15
critico letterario, poeta e saggista britannico 1709 - 1784
Christian Friedrich Hebbel foto
Christian Friedrich Hebbel11
poeta e drammaturgo tedesco 1813 - 1863
Altri 103 anniversari oggi
Autori simili
Zygmunt Bauman foto
Zygmunt Bauman63
sociologo e filosofo polacco
Rosa Luxemburg foto
Rosa Luxemburg4
politica, teorica del Socialismo rivoluzionario, tedesca...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb foto
Nassim Nicholas Taleb37
filosofo, saggista e matematico libanese
Ludwig Wittgenstein foto
Ludwig Wittgenstein112
filosofo e logico austriaco
Vilfredo Pareto foto
Vilfredo Pareto48
filosofo, economista, sociologo
Piergiorgio Odifreddi foto
Piergiorgio Odifreddi84
matematico, logico e saggista italiano
Kurt Gödel foto
Kurt Gödel5
matematico, logico e filosofo austriaco
 Cartesio foto
Cartesio44
filosofo e matematico francese
Kamil Glik foto
Kamil Glik1
calciatore polacco
Jean Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert foto
Jean Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert4
enciclopedista, matematico e fisico francese