Definition excerpted with permission from Ginger, Serge International Glossary of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Seven languages including English. Order from FORGE at 183 rue Lecourbe; 75015 Paris, France) Paperback 1995.
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-the method developed by Alfred Korzybaski (1993) to move beyond Aristotelian, binary thinking (i.e. a thing is or is not, - the so-called principle of the excluded third). Korzybski insists on the difference between experience (which has a multi-valued polysemous orientation) and language, (which has a two-valued orientation): the word is not the thing, 'the map is not the territory'. Perls and Goodman both collaborated at length with Korzybski.