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Ash, Mitchell G.

Das Wort »Gestalt« bezeichnet im Deutschen zunächst die Form eines visuell wahrgenommenen Gegenstands, weshalb auch die Schaffung von Werken der Kunst oder der Architektur gängigerweise als Gestaltung bezeichnet wird. Als philosophische Kategorie hat der Gestaltbegriff eine weitaus breitere

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Edited by Tobe Levin

“One afternoon, a patient who had been in three times weekly ... psychotherapy ... left my office after her session, drove down to the train tracks half a mile from my office, and sat down facing an oncoming train.” This tragic event opens the essay by psychoanalyst Susanne Chassay who explores the relationship between private and political terrorism. Her viewpoint complements analyses of violence – that ‘mercurial gestalt’ – by other contributors to this collection derived from a 2003 Cultures of Violence conference held at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, organized by the Inter-disciplinary Net. From fields as diverse as philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, political science, literary criticism, and forensics, authors consider, for instance, hostility to European minorities; military training and torture; the ‘endemic violence’ aesthetically recorded by Haitian novelists; child abuse in film; female genital mutilation in fiction; or the massacre of Koreans during the 1923 Japanese earthquake. Violence in contact zones in Northern Ireland or in the memory of South African museum directors trying to comply with Truth and Reconciliation Commission mandates is also an object of scrutiny here. Finally, that vexed, primordial issue of violence – nature or nurture? – is probed.

Bosse, Susanne

The term “Gestalt psychology” denotes a movement in psychology that began at the turn of the 20th century as the Berlin School. Christian von Ehrenfels, who in 1890 introduced the term “Gestalt” into psychology, was its founder; Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Köhler, and Kurt Koffka were its chief

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Carl F. Graumann

11 Meaning vs. Gestalt CARL F. GRAUMANN Let me try to honor Aron Gurwitsch by reconstructing and reviving a dialogue which we had over a very long time, a discussion which I call productive because it brought forth new insights. The general framework of our discussions was the relationship

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Rolf Lindner

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In our age of fragmentation it is quite an uncommon idea – perhaps even one out of step with the spirit of the times – to think of the gestalt of something. Indeed, the idea of gestalt refers to the very opposite of fragmentation, the supposed sign of our times: namely to the interconnectedness of phenomena. Nevertheless this essay suggests that we think of the urban imaginary as the mental gestalt of the city. According to the founder of gestalt theory, Max Wertheimer, the gestalt is an organised unity where the part processes are determined by the nature of the whole. Conversely the whole must already be revealed in the part. The basic theme of a city’s imaginary – product of the historically formative economic sector – is our case in point.

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Mary Henle

1 PHENOMENOLOGY IN GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY Mary Henle The first part of this paper deals explicitly with the theme of this issue of the Journal: Gestalt psychology and phenomenology. In it I have tried to collect the main points of agreement and dif- ference between philosophical phenomenology, as

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Wilhelm Ehlers

BIBELSZENEN IN EPISCHER GESTALT: EIN BEITRAG ZU ALCIMUS AVITUS VON WILHELM EHLERS Die spatlateinische Bibelepik wurde vor einigen Jahren durch eine Monographie von Reinhart Herzog ernergisch in das philologische Blickfeld geruckt und hat bereits im bisher publizierten Teil mal3gebende

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Claudia Muth, Marius Hans Raab and Claus-Christian Carbon

deeply elaborating art. Traditionally, perception science is focused on an inverse concept: namely, how semantic stability is achieved; e.g., how we reach the percept of a determinate Gestalt and how we make sense out of a complex scene. Based on previous experiences and knowledge, we constantly form

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Dorion Cairns and Lester Embree

18 GESTALT LAW IN PHENOMENOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE* Lester Embree The peculiar character of Husserlian Phenomenology lies not in its content but in how the latter is attained. Dorion Cairns The present paper is an exercise in the phenomenological ex- ploitation of gestalt theory. By "phenomenology

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Karl Hoheisel, Ernst Benz and Michael Thomas

MISCELLANEA Ikonographische Interpretation und historische Gestalt* In friiheren Bespredzungen sind hier Folgen des Lexikons der christlidien Ikono- graphie bereits er6rtert worden'; mit den beiden ersten Banden blattert der Rezens. zuriick zu den Anfangen der Edition. Wenn der verstorbene