Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chapter 4 - To Rome: Part 1 - Introduction

Korzybski: A Biography (Free Online Edition)
Copyright © 2014 (2011) by Bruce I. Kodish
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In 1902, Alfred finished school. He had had his encounter with chemistry. His family had sufficient money; he didn't need a regular job in engineering or otherwise. Now he had more time to study on his own. Besides physics and mathematics, his interests in law, philosophy, and history had gotten somewhat submerged during his time at the Polytechnic. He could also keep himself busy helping his parents manage their properties, including the farm. Still, Alfred felt somewhat at loose ends. What to do? Poles had traditionally looked West and South, especially towards Italy, to draw from the sources of Western European culture. For centuries, a European tour had been de rigueur for young noble Poles. So not surprisingly, 22-year-old Alfred looked West and South as well. The rest of Europe beckoned.

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