In Barry Smith (ed.), Foundations of Gestalt Theory. Philosophia. pp. 118-120 (1988)

Barry Smith
State University of New York, Buffalo
The fact that there is such a thing as a degree of formedness [Gestaltung], that every Gestalt has a certain Gestalt level, is of fundamental significance. A rose is a Gestalt of higher level than a heap of sand: this we recognize just as immediately as that red is a fuller, more lively colour than grey. The higher Gestalten are distinguished further from the lower by the fact that the product of unity and multiplicity [Einheit und Mannigfaltigkeit] is in their case greater.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Mach and Ehrenfels: The Foundations of Gestalt Theory.Kevin Mulligan & Barry Smith - 1988 - In Barry Smith (ed.), Foundations of Gestalt Theory. Vienna: Philosophia Verlag. pp. 124-157.
Gestalt Theory: An Essay in Philosophy.Barry Smith - 1988 - In Foundations of Gestalt Theory. Vienna: Philosophia Verlag. pp. 11-81.
Gestalt Psychology and the Philosophy of Mind.William Epstein & Gary Hatfield - 1994 - Philosophical Psychology 7 (2):163-181.
Arne Naess and the Task of Gestalt Ontology.Christian Diehm - 2006 - Environmental Ethics 28 (1):21-35.
Gestalt Switching: Hanson, Aronson, and Harre.Edmond Wright - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (3):480-86.
The Self as a Dynamic Gestalt.Risieri Frondizi - 1976 - Personalist 57 (1):55-63.
Time Gestalt and the Observer.Eva Ruhnau - 1995 - In Thomas Metzinger (ed.), Conscious Experience. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh. pp. 165--184.


Added to PP index

Total views
19 ( #569,053 of 2,463,152 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
10 ( #71,114 of 2,463,152 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes