Remembered for his foundational work in the philosophical and cognitive science field of general semantics, this early twentieth-century scholar coined the famous phrase “the map is not the territory” to describe his theory that representations of reality do not themselves constitute reality.
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|FULL NAME:||Alfred Korzybski|
|BIRTH DATE:||July 3, 1879|
|AGE:||140 years old|
Alfred Korzybski is a Philosopher. He grew up in an affluent and highly educated family in Warsaw, Poland. He later settled in the United States and began a more than three-decade marriage to portrait painter Mira Edgerly. After studying engineering at the Warsaw University of technology, he served in the Russian Army as a World War I-era intelligence officer. He published his debut philosophical work, Manhood of Humanity, in the early 1920s.
DID YOU KNOW He founded and headed the Institute of General Semantics, which operated out of Chicago, Illinois, until the mid-1940s, at which point it transferred its headquarters to Lakeville, Connecticut.
FACT In the late 1930s, American Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs, then only twenty-five years old, attended one of Korzybski’s general semantics workshops.
Currently, Alfred Korzybski is 140 years old. He will celebrate his 141st birthday on a Thursday, July 3rd. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Alfred Korzybski’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, Cancer’s life pursuit is constant reassurance and intimacy and a secret desire to feel safe (emotionally, spiritually, romantically and financially). People of this zodiac sign like art, home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers and revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are: tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.
Alfred Korzybski was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are popular because they’re sincere and avoid conflict. Though they’re sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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