Gestalt theory has been misinterpreted, but has had some real conceptual difficulties

Philosophical Psychology 7 (2):149-162 (1994)
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In the present article, the role of Gestalt concepts in clarifying the issues of perception is evaluated. Grounded in anti-atomism, Gestalt assumed organizing forces intrinsic to perception. Insofar these were identified with singularity preference, Gestalt is criticized for having failed to distinguish between perception and thought.



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