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Gestalt Psychology in German Culture, 1890 1967: Holism and the Quest for Objectivity (New)

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Overview

This is an historical study of Gestalt psychology - an attempt to advance holistic thought within natural science. Holistic thought is often portrayed as a woolly-minded revolt against reason and modern science, but this is not so. On the basis of rigorous experimental research and scientific argument as well as on philosophical grounds, the Gestalt theorists Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Kohler and Kurt Koffka opposed conceptions of science and mind that equated knowledge of nature with its effective manipulation and control. Instead, they attempted to establish dynamic principles of inherent, objective order and meaning - in current language, principles of self-organization - in human perception and thinking, in human and animal behaviour, and in the physical world. The impact of their work ranged from cognitive science to theoretical biology and film theory.

Details

  • SKU: 9780521475402
  • SKU10: 0521475406
  • Title: Gestalt Psychology in German Culture, 1890 1967: Holism and the Quest for Objectivity
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology
  • Qty Remaining Online: 63
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Date Published: Jul 2010
  • Edition Description: New
  • Pages: 528
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 1.70
  • Dimensions: 9.22" L x 6.26" W x 1.19" H
  • Features: Illustrated
  • Category: PSYCHOLOGY
  • Subject: Movements - Gestalt

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