We are pleased to announce that a new edition of Alfred Korzybski's magnum opus, Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics is now available for sale in three different formats.
The Sixth Edition includes revised illustrations and index, and a new preface by IGS President Lance Strate, and is available in the traditional hardcover format with attractive book jacket, and for the first time in paperback and searchable ebook versions.
This new edition of Science and Sanity, the first new edition in 30 years, marks the 90th anniversary of the original publication of Alfred Korzybski’s magnum opus. As a nonagenarian work, I think it reasonable to characterize this book as a classic. By this, I mean to place it in a category with the great works of the past, our common human heritage, the intellectual manifestation of our unique capacity for time-binding, to use Korzybski’s evocative neologism. Categorizing Science and Sanity as a classic speaks not only to its historical significance, but also to the overall quality of the work and its ongoing relevance. Undeniably, much has changed in the world since the ink dried on the first edition in 1933... And yet, much remains the same when it comes to the difficulties we encounter due to our abuse and misuse of language and symbols, the problems we grapple with due to our assumptions and presumptions about the accuracy of our perceptions and preconceptions, the conflicts and struggles we face due to our ignorance and disregard of map-territory relationships, and our tendency to equate the two. No wonder, then, that interest in this general semantics urtext persists, demand continues unabated, and passionate debate over its merits, and its flaws, has not diminished.
⏤from the Preface to the 6th Edition by Lance Strate
In addition to being available for purchase from most major online booksellers, copies of Science and Sanity (6e) can be purchased through the IGS online bookstore. IGS members can request a discount coupon good for 15% off of all of our books and products.