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Our article database includes a categorized assortment of articles from ETC: A Review of General Semantics, the General Semantics Bulletin, and other resources, by numerous authors writing on the subject of general semantics.

We have loosely classified the articles in our database into eight categories to aid your search:
  • Intros to GS

  • About GS

  • History of GS

  • Tributes to Time-Binders

  • Identity, Is &  E-Prime

  • Communications

  • Social Issues & Conflicts

  • Miscellaneous


The table includes the following abbreviations in the Source column:

  • .org = The Institute of General Semantics website

  • ETC = ETC: A Review of General Semantics

  • GSB = General Semantics Bulletin

  • PiQ = People in Quandaries

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George Doris Korzybski and General Semantics GSB 50 Intros to GS
Susan Presby Kodish Using General Semantics ETC 51-1 Intros to GS
Susan Presby Kodish Science as a Method for Everyday Life .org Intros to GS
Wendell Johnson Basic Differences between a Pre-Scientific Orientation and a Scientific Orientation PiQ Intros to GS
Alfred Korzybski Historical Note on the Structural Differential .org Intros to GS
Steve Stockdale Korzybski's Structural Differential and Hayakawa's Abstraction Ladder .org Intros to GS
Robert P. Pula General Semantics Formulations Related to Human Communication Processes, Human Evaluating, etc. .org Intros to GS
Bruce I. Kodish General Semantics and Non-Verbal Awareness .org Intros to GS
Milton Dawes General Semantics and the Practice of Awareness .org Intros to GS
Milton Dawes On Structuring - A Way of Making 'Good' Sense .org Intros to GS
Bruce I. Kodish Creating Sense-able Questions for Silent Level Experiments .org Intros to GS
Robert P. Pula Some Notes on the Human Brain .org Intros to GS
Milton Dawes Practicing Conscious Time-Binding ETC 66-1 Intros to GS
Wendell Johnson Ed: Report of the Retiring President ETC 4-3 History of GS
Irving J. Lee Ed: Report of the President ETC 6-1 History of GS
Francis P. Chisholm Report of the Retiring President ETC 7-1 History of GS
S.I. Hayakawa Report of the Retiring President ETC 8-1 History of GS
Irving J. Lee General Semantics 1952 ETC 9-2 History of GS
Russell Meyers Report of Retiring President ETC 11-1 History of GS
J. Samuel Bois An Interview with Alfred Korzybski ETC 16-2 History of GS
Lloyd L. Morain & Mary Morain On the Completion of Twenty Volumes of ETC. ETC 20-4 History of GS
Wendell Johnson On the Completion of Twenty Volumes of ETC. ETC 20-4 History of GS
Anatol Rapoport On the Completion of Twenty Volumes of ETC. ETC 20-4 History of GS
Thomas M. Weiss President's, Editor's Page ETC 27-2 History of GS
Thomas M. Weiss Where It All Started ETC 28-2 History of GS
M. Kendig On Updating an Open-Ended System ETC 29-2 History of GS
W. Benton Harrison, Jr. Some Personal Memories of Alfred Korzybski and His Times ETC 34-4 History of GS
Russell Joyner A Few Speculations on the Future of GS ETC 39-1 History of GS
Jeremy Klein Interview: Ed MacNeal - GS Then and Now ETC 57-2 History of GS
Steve Stockdale Snooping Around the Time-Binding Attic ETC 59-1 History of GS
Steve Stockdale Snooping Around the Time-Binding Attic, Part 2 ETC 59-3 History of GS
Steve Stockdale Snooping Around the Time-Binding Attic, Part 3 ETC 60-2 History of GS
Steve Stockdale The Institute and the Society: Two Organizations, One Discipline ETC 60-3 History of GS
M. Kendig 'The Old Order Changeth …' GSB 30 History of GS
M. Kendig Editorial Policy GSB 32 History of GS
D. David Bourland, Jr. … Into a Second Generation GSB 34 History of GS
M. Kendig A Note: Reflections on the State of the Discipline, 1968 GSB 37 History of GS
Allen Walker Read Formative Influences on Korzybski's General Semantics GSB 47 History of GS
Charlotte Schuchardt Read A Personal Perspective GSB 47 History of GS
Harry Holtzman Backing up into the Future GSB 47 History of GS
Charlotte Schuchardt Read Before and After 1933 GSB 51 History of GS
Yuzuru Katagiri General Semantics Scene in Japan GSB 52 History of GS
Nicholas Johnson General Semantics: The Next Generation GSB 63 History of GS
Charlotte Schuchardt Read A Brief History of General Semantics, 1950-2000 GSB 65 History of GS
Lance Strate A New Logo for the IGS .org History of GS
Joseph Meiers Cassius Jackson Keyser, 1862-1947 ETC 5-1 Tributes to Time-Binders
S.I. Hayakawa & John R. Kirk Irving J. Lee: Biographical Summary ETC 12-3 Tributes to Time-Binders
Luther F. Sies Wendell Johnson - An Appreciation ETC 25-3 Tributes to Time-Binders
Lloyd L. Morain M. Kendig: Time Binder ETC 26-2 Tributes to Time-Binders
Robert Wanderer J. Samuel Bois - An Appreciation ETC 26-4 Tributes to Time-Binders
Robert Wanderer Stuart Chase: Semanticist Extraordinary ETC 29-1 Tributes to Time-Binders
J. Samuel Bois Did Korzybski Overdue His Modesty? ETC 30-2 Tributes to Time-Binders
Robert P. Pula Alfred Korzybski: Collected Writings 1920-1950, An Appreciation and Review ETC 48-4 Tributes to Time-Binders
Robert Wanderer Memorial to S.I. Hayakawa ETC 49-2 Tributes to Time-Binders
Ethel Longstreet Hommage a Samuel Bois ETC 49-3 Tributes to Time-Binders
Jeremy Klein Wendell Johnson ETC 49-4 Tributes to Time-Binders
Joseph L. Stewart Wendell Johnson: A Memoir ETC 49-4 Tributes to Time-Binders
Dean Williams Remembering Wendell Johnson ETC 49-4 Tributes to Time-Binders
Sanford I. Berman Irving Lee: A Teacher for Our Times ETC 50-1 Tributes to Time-Binders
Helen Stevenson Remembering Irving J. Lee ETC 50-1 Tributes to Time-Binders
Alan R. Hayakawa Remembering Don Hayakawa ETC 50-2 Tributes to Time-Binders
Robert Wanderer Russell Joyner: In Memoriam ETC 53-3 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Mary Morain (1911-1999) ETC 56-2 Tributes to Time-Binders
- In Memoriam - Mary Morain (1911-1999) ETC 56-3 Tributes to Time-Binders
Gaston Bachelard Korzybski and His Work GSB 12 Tributes to Time-Binders
Charlotte Schuchardt Read Mira Edgerly Korzybska: A Biographical Sketch GSB 16 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Irving J. Lee Memorial GSB 18 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Wendell Johnson, In Memoriam GSB 32 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Marjorie A. Swanson, MD, In Memoriam GSB 34 Tributes to Time-Binders
Charlotte Schuchardt Read Alfred Korzybski: His Contributions and Their Historical Development GSB 35 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Harry L. Weinberg, In Memoriam GSB 35 Tributes to Time-Binders
- J. Samuel Bois: In Memoriam GSB 44 Tributes to Time-Binders
Martin H. Levinson Aldous Huxley and General Semantics ETC 75-3-4 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Marjorie Mercer Kendig Gates, In Memoriam GSB 48 Tributes to Time-Binders
- M. Kendig Memorial Issue GSB 50 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, In Memoriam GSB 57 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Elton S. Carter, In Memoriam GSB 65 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Stuart A. Mayper, In Memoriam GSB 65 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Russell Meyers, In Memoriam GSB 65 Tributes to Time-Binders
- Mary Morain, In Memoriam GSB 65 Tributes to Time-Binders
Leonard Greenberg The 'Is' of Identity in Definitions ETC 6-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
W. Benton Harrison, Jr. The "Is" of Identity In Business Situations" ETC 9-4 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Earl C. Kelley The Significance of Being Unique ETC 14-3 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Earl C. Kelley Another Look at Individualism ETC 21-3 Identity, Is & E-Prime
E.W. Kellogg III Speaking in E-Prime ETC 44-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Raymond Gozzi, Jr. Metaphors that Undermine Human Identity ETC 46-1 Identity, Is & E-Prime
D. David Bourland, Jr. To Be or Not To Be: E-Prime as a Tool for Critical Thinking ETC 46-3 Identity, Is & E-Prime
E.W. Kellogg III & D. David Bourland, Jr. Working with E-Prime: Some Practical Notes ETC 47-4 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Emory Menefee E-Prime or E-Choice? ETC 48-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Jeremy Klein Attack on the Killer Be's ETC 49-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Andrea Johnson Oh To Be A Writer ETC 49-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
James D. French The Top Ten Arguments Against E-Prime ETC 49-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
E.W. Kellogg III The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Comments on the E-Prime Symposium ETC 49-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
D. David Bourland, Jr. E-Prime and Un-Sanity ETC 49-2 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Stuart A. Mayper E-Prime and E-Plus ETC 50-3 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Russell Joyner An Auto-Interview on the Need for E-Prime ETC 50-3 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Sally Miller Seventh and Ninth Grade Writing Exercises: Candy, Biographies, and E-Prime ETC 56-1 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Nora Miller The Word "is not" the Bird" ETC 58-4 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Thomas M. Weiss The Construction and Validation of an 'Is of Identity' Test GSB 24 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Robert Ian Scott Is-Less and Other Grammars GSB 38 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Robert P. Pula Identification: The Illusion-Delusion Builder GSB 44 Identity, Is & E-Prime
Aat Dekker Glimpses of 'Non-Identity' in the History of 'Eastern Thought' GSB 48 Identity, Is & E-Prime
F.J. Roethlisberger Barriers to Communication Between Men ETC 9-2 Communications
John R. Kirk Communication Theory and Methods of Fixing Belief ETC 10-4 Communications
J. Samuel Bois Levels of Cultural Communication ETC 13-4 Communications
S.I. Hayakawa Learning to Think and to Write: Semantics in Freshman English ETC 18-4 Communications
William H. Pemberton Semantics and Communication ETC 23-3 Communications
Walter Probert Truth and Faith in Communication and law ETC 25-1 Communications
Lee Loevinger The Ambiguous Mirror: The Reflective-Projective Theory of Broadcasting and Mass Communications ETC 26-3 Communications
Lee Loevinger Mass versus Media - Who controls? ETC 26-3 Communications
Lee Loevinger What's Wrong with the FCC? ETC 26-3 Communications
Nicholas Johnson The Media Barons and the Public Interest ETC 26-3 Communications
Nicholas Johnson The Corporate Censor ETC 26-3 Communications
Nicholas Johnson Crises in Communications ETC 26-3 Communications
Alfred Fleishman GS and Human Relations ETC 29-1 Communications
Walter Probert Usage of the Word "Fact"" ETC 29-3 Communications
Alfred Fleishman Some Random Notes on Communication in the "Great American Game"" ETC 33-3 Communications
Neil Postman Propaganda ETC 36-2 Communications
Terence P. Moran Propaganda as Pseudocommunication ETC 36-2 Communications
Alfred Fleishman Dialogue with a Street Fighter ETC 37-1 Communications
Allen Walker Read Language Revision by Deletion of Absolutisms ETC 42-1 Communications
Allen Walker Read Language Revision by Deletion of Absolutisms [Online Version] ETC 42-1 Communications
Stewart W. Holmes Sound Bite Virus and GS Immunology ETC 46-1 Communications
Mitsuko Saito-Fukunaga GS and Intercultural Communication ETC 46-4 Communications
Gregg Hoffmann Abstracting in the News-Making Process ETC 46-4 Communications
Andrea Johnson Writing to Real People ETC 47-2 Communications
Gregg Hoffmann Racial Stereotyping in the News: Some GS Alternatives ETC 48-1 Communications
Gregory Sawin How Stereotypes Influence Opinions about Individuals ETC 48-2 Communications
Charles A. Fleming Understanding Propaganda from a General Semantics Perspective ETC 52-1 Communications
Alfred McClung Lee & Elizabeth Briant Lee The Iconography of Propaganda Analysis ETC 52-1 Communications
- Non-Verbal Communication: A Panel GSB 30 Communications
Mitsuko Saito-Fukanaga Learning to Communicate GSB 37 Communications
Neil Postman & Kenneth G. Johnson General Semantics in an Age of Mass Media GSB 41 Communications
John J. Black Another Perspective of Mass Media Propaganda GSB 44 Communications
Harry Maynard Breaking Language Barriers: An International Necessity GSB 49 Communications
Alfred Korzybski A Veteran's Re-Adjustment and Extensional Methods ETC 3-4 Social Issues & Conflict
G. Brock Chisholm Can Man Survive? ETC 4-2 Social Issues & Conflict
J. Samuel Bois The Worship of P: An Open Letter to a Brother Psychologist ETC 8-2 Social Issues & Conflict
S.I. Hayakawa Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health ETC 8-4 Social Issues & Conflict
Martin Maloney Life in a Stereotype Factory ETC 10-2 Social Issues & Conflict
S.I. Hayakawa The Semantics of Being Negro ETC 10-3 Social Issues & Conflict
Earl C. Kelley The Teaching of Controversial Issues ETC 19-2 Social Issues & Conflict
Kenneth E. Boulding Towards a Theory of Protest ETC 24-1 Social Issues & Conflict
Mary Morain Equality of the Sexes ETC 25-3 Social Issues & Conflict
John A. Black A Language Approach to Prejudice ETC 29-1 Social Issues & Conflict
Alfred Fleishman Security' versus 'Rights: A Different View of the Israeli-Arab Communication Problems ETC 40-1 Social Issues & Conflict
Earl Hautala The Wrong Color of Blood ETC 46-2 Social Issues & Conflict
Mary S. Alexander Defining the Abortion Debate ETC 50-3 Social Issues & Conflict
Arthur Asa Berger Eleven Ways of Looking at the Gulf War ETC 51-2 Social Issues & Conflict
Katherine Liepe-Levinson & Martin H. Levinson "Glossing Over" Feminism?: A GS Critique" ETC 52-4 Social Issues & Conflict
Bruce I. Kodish Ethics: A GS Perspective ETC 55-2 Social Issues & Conflict
William H. Pemberton Conflict Resolution for Major World Religions ETC 57-2 Social Issues & Conflict
Arthur Asa Berger Mediatribes - Making Sense of Popular Culture, the Mass Media, and Everyday Life in America ETC 59-4 Social Issues & Conflict
William Vogt On Structure and Survival GSB 10-11 Social Issues & Conflict
Ann Dix Meiers General Semantics and the Desegregation Crisis GSB 22 Social Issues & Conflict
Kenneth G. Johnson Changing Theories of Resistance to Change GSB 32 Social Issues & Conflict
Alvin M. Weinberg Will Technology Replace Social Engineering? GSB 34 Social Issues & Conflict
Kenneth G. Johnson Review: The Structure of Magic GSB 46 Social Issues & Conflict
William Whiteside General Semantics and Neighborhood Reinvestment GSB 48 Social Issues & Conflict
Warren Robbins No Dinosaurs on the Ark: Science, Language and Art in Evolving Human Culture GSB Social Issues & Conflict
Warren Robbins Picasso's World and the African Connection GSB 61 Social Issues & Conflict
Jay Black General Semantics and the Ethics Agenda: New Challenges for the News Media GSB 63 Social Issues & Conflict
Leslie A. White Mind is Minding ETC 1-2 Miscellaneous
Anatol Rapoport Newtonian Physics and Aviation Cadets ETC 1-3 Miscellaneous
Stewart W. Holmes The Tyranny of Premises ETC 1-3 Miscellaneous
Benjamin Lee Whorf Language and Behavior ETC 1-4 Miscellaneous
Leslie A. White The Symbol ETC 1-4 Miscellaneous
Anatol Rapoport The Criterion of Predictability ETC 2-3 Miscellaneous
Harry Weinberg Some Functional Patterns on the Non-Verbal Level ETC 4-3 Miscellaneous
A.H. Maslow A Suggested Improvement in Semantic Usage ETC 4-3 Miscellaneous
G. Brock Chisholm Changing Sources of Security ETC 5-1 Miscellaneous
Irving J. Lee Freedom From Speech: An Address to Speech Teachers ETC 6-1 Miscellaneous
Irving J. Lee On the Varieties of Research in GS ETC 7-3 Miscellaneous
Benjamin Lee Whorf An American Indian Model of the Universe ETC 8-1 Miscellaneous
Benjamin Lee Whorf Language, Mind and Reality ETC 9-3 Miscellaneous
Edward MacNeal The Necessity of Prediction in the Social Sciences ETC 10-1 Miscellaneous
Richard Dettering Positivism: A Study in Human Understanding ETC 11-1 Miscellaneous
Max Sherover Gestalt Mnemonics ETC 11-2 Miscellaneous
Anatol Rapoport The Role of Symbols in Human Behavior ETC 12-3 Miscellaneous
S.I. Hayakawa Foreword to the Special Issue on Transactional Psychology ETC 12-4 Miscellaneous
Allen Walker Read The Term 'Meaning' in Linguistics ETC 13-1 Miscellaneous
William H. Pemberton A Semantic Approach to Counseling ETC 13-2 Miscellaneous
S.I. Hayakawa The Fully Functioning Personality ETC 13-3 Miscellaneous
A.H. Maslow Toward a Humanistic Psychology ETC 14-1 Miscellaneous
Richard Dettering The Learning of Symbolic Behavior and Its Importance to Education ETC 14-1 Miscellaneous
William H. Pemberton Nondirective Reorientation in Counseling ETC 16-4 Miscellaneous
Lloyd L. Morain How Pseudo-Scientists Get Away With It ETC 17-3 Miscellaneous
Stuart A. Mayper The Zen Koan and the Lapidus Principle ETC 17-3 Miscellaneous
Richard Dettering Human Nature and the Human Condition ETC 18-2 Miscellaneous
Elton S. Carter The Natural Science of Stupidity ETC 18-2 Miscellaneous
S.I. Hayakawa Semantics, Law, and "Priestly-Minded Men"" ETC 19-3 Miscellaneous
Allen Walker Read Linguists and the Sense of Mission ETC 19-3 Miscellaneous
Geoffrey Wagner The Bible in the Classroom: The Classroom as Pulpit ETC 20-2 Miscellaneous
Walter E. Stuermann The Bible as Literature: An Argument Against Retreat ETC 20-2 Miscellaneous
J. Samuel Bois Logic and Psycho-Logic ETC 20-3 Miscellaneous
Wendell Johnson The Belief in Magic ETC 25-3 Miscellaneous
O.R. Bontrager New Dimensions of Responsibility: Part I ETC 27-2 Miscellaneous
O.R. Bontrager New Dimensions of Responsibility: Part II ETC 27-3 Miscellaneous
G. Brock Chisholm New Responsibilities ETC 27-4 Miscellaneous

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