Books : reviews

Alfred Korzybski.
Science and Sanity: an introduction to non-Aristotelian systems and General Semantics: 2nd edn.
International Non-Aristotelian Library. 1941

General Semantics appears to have been source material for a variety of SF authors, from Heinlein to Van Vogt, particularly his Null-A (that is, non-Aristotelian) series. I'm not going to read this particular tome myself, because either (a) I'll discover that it is indeed rubbish, and will have wasted a few hours of my life; or (b) I'll be dangerously seduced by it, and waste the rest of my life: a lose-lose scenario. (I most definitely don't subscribe to the idea that there are things we are not meant to know, but there are certainly things I don't want to know.)