General Semantics

General Semantics consists of the study of the various levels of thought used to evaluate the world in which we live.

I've included general semantics in a website dedicated to free markets because of the importance of separating fact from inference. The study of economics is riddled with examples of inference piled upon inference with no basis in fact.

An accurate study of economic influences requires a constant reaffirmation of the facts established by experience and sound reasoning. General Semantics provides tools to test many of the inferences that appear in economic literature.

I will try to provide enough information on this website that a reader can understand how to use some of the basic tools of General Semantics without going into a detailed study of the subject.

The Structural Differential

The method used by Alfred Korzybski to describe the levels of abstraction and inference.

Science and Sanity

Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950). This book spells out the theories of General Semantics developed by Alfred Korzybski.

Alfred Korzybski

Alfred Korzybski
The creator of General Semantics