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Topic: [HM] "The Map Is Not the Territory"
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Fred Shapiro

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[HM] "The Map Is Not the Territory"
Posted: May 8, 2005 11:49 AM
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My understanding has been that "the map is not the territory" was
originated by Alfred Korzybski. However, Wikipedia states that Korzybski
derived this from Eric Temple Bell. Can anyone supply any information
about Bell's (alleged) usage of this phrase?

Fred Shapiro

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Associate Librarian for Collections and YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
Access and Lecturer in Legal Research Yale University Press,
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