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PDF Version: Manhood of Humanity (Second Edition)

PDF Version: Manhood of Humanity (Second Edition)

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Manhood of Humanity

by Alfred Korzybski

Second Edition (Fifth Printing)

Edited by Charlotte Schuchardt

Foreword by Edward Kasner

"A Classic--ahead of the times in 1921, more important than ever in the 21st century"
In this book the reader will find Korzybski's original exposition, which was the foundation for his methodological synthesis in Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics. Three of the author's latest papers have been added to this edition, including Korzybski's "credo" written in 1948. Additional clarifications by Cassius J. Keyser and M. Kendig show the depth of this new way of viewing human beings, more timely today than ever. The functional definition of human beings as time-binders, formulated here for the first time, established a new, larger common denominator for mutual understanding and made possible Korzybski's positive workable theory for cooperation among people. Instead of the animalistic, ruthless tooth-and-claw "survival of the fittest," the "natural law" for humans becomes "survival of the fittest-in-time," a foundation for a new, workable ethics. The second edition of Alfred Korzybski's first book includes three additional papers by Korzybski:
  • "What I Believe" (1948)
  • "Author’s Note" from Selections from Science and Sanity (1948)
  • "Some Non-Aristotelian Data on Efficiency for Human Adjustment" (1941)
It also includes "A Memoir: Alfred Korzybski & His Work" by M. Kendig. Fifth printing (2001) retypeset by Homer J. Moore. A Forgotten Books edition is available in softcover. Searchable PDF. 10.6 MB filesize.

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