TITLE

The Meaning of Semantics

AUTHOR(S)
Hayakawa, S. J.
PUB. DATE
August 1939
SOURCE
New Republic;8/2/39, Vol. 99 Issue 1287, p354
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on semantics. Comments on an article on semantics published in a recent edition of the Partisan Review; Reactions to the book titled "The Tyranny of Words," written by Stuart Chase; Notion of Mr. Chase that all statements are either meaningful or are meaningless; Information on the fact that all terms derive their meanings from usage in a particular context; Exploration of the relations between language and thought; Aspects of two-valued orientation; Analysis of the notion that the two-valued orientation is not an adequate instrument for evaluating an increasingly complex world; Comments on the book titled "Science and Sanity," authored by Alfred Korzybski, a U.S. semanticist; Determination to increase the efficiency of thought through an improved understanding of how language works.
ACCESSION #
15035149

 

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