Biography of Alfred Korzybski
Alfred Habdank Skarbek KORZYBSKI
(7/3/1879 - 3/1/1950)
  • 1879 - Born in Warsaw (Poland). Attended Polytechnic Institute, Warsaw, as chemistry engineer; later studied in Germany and Italy, specially in Rome.
  • 1914 - Volunteered for service in the Second Russian Army, assigned to a Cavalry Detachment of the General Staff Intelligence Department.
  • 1915 - Sent to Canada and USA as an Artillery expert in the Russian Army. Became recruiting officer for French-Polish Army in USA. Lectured for the US government on the war, etc.
  • 1921 - Manhood of Humanity: The Science and Art of Human Engineering published by E. P. Dutton, New York.
  • 1924 - Published Time-Binding. The General Theory (First Paper).
  • 1926 - Published Time-Binding. The General Theory (Second Paper).
  • 1933 - Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics published by International Non-Aristotelian Library Publishing Company, New York.
  • 1938 - Established the Institute of General Semantics in Chicago. [now located in Englewood, New Jersey]
  • 1950 - Died at Sharon Hospital, Connecticut.
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