The New York Society for General Semantics, in partnership with the Institute of General Semantics, is proud to announce our inaugural Non-Aristotelian Reading Circle. Are you new to general semantics? Are you a seasoned scholar, practitioner, or intellectually curious individual? All are welcome to join. Our meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday nights from 7pm until 9pm EST. We encourage those with experience in general semantics thinking to bring along friends and colleagues new to the discipline in order to expand our reach.
The Non-Aristotelian Reading Circle is proud to debut with a classic from the library of general semantics works. Beginning October 21, 2021, registered participants will join members of the New York Society for General Semantics and the Institute of General Semantics for a reading of S.I. Hayakawa’s “Language in Thought and Action.” The reading circle will conduct a total of six discussions covering the book’s 16 chapters, across the following schedule:
October 21st: Get To Know You/Orientation
November 4th: Book One - The Functions of Language, Chapters 1 - 4
November 18th: Chapters 5 - 7
December 2nd: Book Two - Language and Thought, Prologue + Chapters 8 - 10
December 16th: Chapters 11 - 13
December 30th: Chapters 14 - 16
For those interested in participating, we ask you to visit the New York Society for General Semantics homepage to register. We will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible, using Zoom breakout rooms to manage group discussions of the book. We can’t wait to explore this classic work with all of you, so sign up right away.
NARC Event Poster.pdf