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Korzybski

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I wonder if you know, and could speak about, the place of Korzybski in this lineage you've sketched out. He's one of those friendly ghosts with whom I need to make better acquaintance.

Korzybski

He seems to be a dead end. I'm not sure why. He impressed a lot of people in the mid-20th century, but seems to be forgotten now. Maybe he will be rediscovered at some point, or maybe there was less to him than met the eye at the time.

I read his big book when I was a teenager, but didn't get much out of it. I might have been ready for it; or maybe there wasn't much to get.

Korzybski soup?

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Googling a bit, I find that either I misremembered seeing a link to Chomsky, or that the link has been googlified out of view, or something. What wiki DOES say is that he is remembered for 'the map is not the territory'-- which may have disappeared from view as a sort of 'DUH' in the thought soup of which you write. He may have been eaten and digested by his successors...