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THE GESTALT PHENOMENA AND ARCHETYPICAL RATIONALISM The Crossroads Between Empiricism and Rationalism : Part I

  title={THE GESTALT PHENOMENA AND ARCHETYPICAL RATIONALISM The Crossroads Between Empiricism and Rationalism : Part I},
  author={Fredrik Sundqvist},
In my doctoral thesis, Perceptual Dynamics. Theoretical foundations and philosophical implications of Gestalt psychology (Sundqvist 2003), I made an attempt to present the philosophical relevance of the Gestalt theory of Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Köhler and Kurt Koffka to present day cognitive science. My thesis was written under the firm conviction that a historical perspective and a fresh look at past contributions could vitalize the analysis of mind in contemporary cognitive sciences and… 

THE GESTALT ACCORDING TO THE BERLIN SCHOOL The Crossroads between Empiricism and Rationalism : Part III

The psychophysical project of German experimental psychology started out as an attempt to explore concrete relationships between the physical environment and the sensuous qualities of conscious

Common Fate Based Episodic Segmentation by Combining Supervoxels with Deep Neural Networks

A simple, fast, and efficient episodic segmentation method that – to some extent – resembles the ‘how system’ of the visual processing: the authors dropped every piece of information except motion, and started from pure optical flow estimations on 2D videos.

Sundqvist: The Crossroads Between Empiricism and Rationalism: Part II

In my thesis Perceptual Dynamics (Sundqvist 2003), I argued that Gestalt theory of the Berlin school not only is an important historical precursor to the new and rising sub-symbolic paradigm of



Gestalt psychology and the philosophy of mind

Abstract The Gestalt psychologists adopted a set of positions on mind‐body issues that seem like an odd mix. They sought to combine a version of naturalism and physiological reductionism with an

Has the time come to rehabilitate Gestalt theory?

It is argued that the metatheoretical commitments of Gestalt theory reflect important insights which might have served as the foundation of a theory of perception that avoids a number of the major difficulties associated with constructivism and the theory of direct perception.

The concept of Gestalt in the light of modern logic

In 1890 Christian von Ehrenfels published his well-known treatise "Uber 'GestaltqualiHiten"'l, which has had a revolutionary impact on psychology, but up to now by no means a generally recognized instrument of scientific thought.

Gestalt theory and synergetics: From psychophysical isomorphism to holistic emergentism

Abstract Gestalt theory is discussed as one main precursor of synergetics, one of the most elaborated theories of self‐organization. It is a precursor for two reasons: the Gestalt theoretical view of

Psychoneural isomorphism: Historical background and current relevance

Abstract The relevance of Wolfgang Kohler's psychoneural isomorphism principle to contemporary cognitive neuroscience is explored. Kohler's approach to the mind—body problem is interpreted as a

Principles of Gestalt Psychology.

Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget,

Studies in Phenomenology and Psychology

Acknowledgments: Introduction.- Some Aspects and Developments of Gestalt Psychology.- The Place of Psychology in the System of Sciences.- Goldstein's Conception of Biological Science.- The

The mistaken mirror: on Wundt's and Titchener's psychologies.

  • T. Leahey
  • Psychology
    Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 1981
It is argued that E. B. Titchener rejected many of Wundt's goals and concepts, and should be viewed as a traditional British associationist and positivist rather than as a follower ofWundt.

The Rediscovery of the Mind


At the beginning of the 20th century, there existed two gestalt schools, the older and now forgotten Graz school, and the younger and now famous Berlin school. After explaining Alexius MEINONG’s