Lakeville, CT; (1958): International Non-Aristotelian Library Pub. Co. Thick Octavo. Item #028827
806 pages. The fourth edition with the preface by Russel Myers, the Neurosurgeon who recognied the importance of Dr. Korzybski's assessments in additon to what can be determined through purely anatomical and physiological advances in a study of the brain. He developed a field called general semantics, which he viewed as both distinct from, and more encompassing than, the field of semantics. He argued that human knowledge of the world is limited both by the human nervous system and the languages humans have developed, and thus no one can have direct access to reality, given that the most we can know is that which is filtered through the brain's responses to reality. His best known dictum is "The map is not the territory". Both William Burroughs (who later wrote about experiencing drugs on the mind) and S.I. Hawakawa who wrote Language in Action (and became a California U.S. Senator). A near fine copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, previous owner's name dated 1960, small bookseller's ticket to front pastedown in green dust jacket lettered in black, small piece torn away to upper corner and crease, wear to corners and spine ends. A very good copy.