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

Philosophical Psychology 7 (2):149-162 (1994)
Abstract
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.
Keywords Atomism  Gestalt  Holism  Metaphysics  Perception
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