The Institute of General Semantics will be offering the fourth installment of its online lecture series, this time featuring IGS Secretary Eva Berger. Please join us via Zoom on Monday, December 12th at 12 Noon EST for a talk on
Metaphors and Definitions
A General Semantics Look at
the Language of Pain, Addiction,
and the Opioid Epidemic
The lecture will be held via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public, but registration via the IGS is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link in advance of the lecture. To go to the IGS registration page, click on the link below:
General semantics provides useful tools for understanding the relationship between illness, medicine, and language. This lecture concentrates on metaphors and on the general semantics concept of definitions and uses them to analyze some aspects of the opioid epidemic.
Eva Berger teaches at the School of Media Studies, COMAS, in Israel, and serves as the Secretary of the Institute of General Semantics. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Ecology from New York University. She is co-author of The Communication Panacea: Pediatrics and General Semantics, published by the IGS. Her latest book, Context Blindness: Digital Technology and the Next Stage of Human Evolution, was published by Peter Lang earlier this year.
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