KORZYBSKI, Alfred (Habdank Skarbek)
(1879-1950)
   Polish-born aristocrat (a count) sent after WWI to the USA as an artillery expert. He remained, and wrote a quasiphilosophical text, Science and Sanity (1933), which became the basic handbook of the GENERALSEMANTICS movement, later to prove so influential on the writer A.E. VAN VOGT. With the support of a Chicago millionaire, AK set up the Institute of General Semantics in 1938.
   PN
   About the author: Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (1957; rev exp vt of In the Name of Science 1952) by Martin GARDNER.
   See also: PSEUDO-SCIENCE.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski — noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879 1950) • Syn: ↑Korzybski, ↑Alfred Korzybski • Instance Hypernyms: ↑semanticist, ↑semiotician …   Useful english dictionary

  • Korzybski, Alfred — ▪ American philosopher in full  Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski   born July 3, 1879, Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire died March 1, 1950, Sharon, Conn., U.S.       Polish born American scientist and philosopher.       During World War I, Korzybski …   Universalium

  • Alfred Korzybski — Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski (* 3. Juli 1879 als Alfred Władysław Augustyn Korzybski in Warschau, Polen; † 1. März 1950 in Lakeville, Connecticut, USA) war ein polnisch amerikanischer Ingenieur und Linguist. Er entwickelte in der ersten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Korzybski — noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879 1950) • Syn: ↑Alfred Korzybski, ↑Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski • Instance Hypernyms: ↑semanticist, ↑semiotician * * * /kawr zip skee, zhip /; Pol. /kaw zhip skee/, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alfred Korzybski — noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879 1950) • Syn: ↑Korzybski, ↑Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski • Instance Hypernyms: ↑semanticist, ↑semiotician …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alfred Korzybski — Infobox Person name = Alfred Korzybski birth date = birth date|1879|7|3|mf=y birth place = Warsaw, Congress Poland death date = death date and age|1950|3|1|1879|7|3|mf=y death place = Lakeville, Connecticut, USA occupation = Engineer, philosopher …   Wikipedia

  • Korzybski — biographical name Alfred Habdank Skarbek 1879 1950 American (Polish born) scientist & writer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Korzybski — /kawr zip skee, zhip /; Pol. /kaw zhip skee/, n. Alfred (Habdank Skarbek) /hab dangk skahr bek/; Pol. /hahp dahngk skahrdd bek/, 1879 1950, U.S. writer on general semantics, born in Poland. * * * …   Universalium

  • Korzybski — /kɔˈzɪbski/ (say kaw zibskee) noun Alfred (Habdank Skarbek), 1879–1950, Polish born US originator of the study of general semantics …   Australian English dictionary

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