from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A physical, biological, psychological, or symbolic configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that its properties cannot be derived from a simple summation of its parts.
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- n. A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symbolic entities that creates a unified concept, configuration or pattern which is greater than the sum of its parts (of a character, personality, or being)
- n. shape, form
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
They even psychobabble together: "We achieved what I call gestalt," says Gore.
The gestalt is just as important as the elements, though.
The gestalt is what you really wanted to transmit, not the specific picture.
The question that arises from the evolution of the gestalt is whether something that is not human, is more than human, can be held to the same moral standards as regular humans.
Description: Transcript, 37 pp. Abstract: Ross begins with a discussion of his early involvement with John Ward on the Cape Cod project and his early experimentation in gestalt programming with Air Force and Emerson Electric Company programmers on the 1103 at Eglin Air Force Base.
But — one might coldly ask, with a certain gestalt bent — don’t the miserable survivors at least make better widgets?
In a clear departure from Brentano, Husserl and Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty brings in the idea of gestalt and dares to interrogate the lived-body.
Showed up on PBS in the U.S., and was a fascinating exploration of the idea of gestalt, i.e., wherein the whole is viewed as more than the sum of its parts.
And so the document itself is an expression of the extent to which we're trying to build, what Vice President Gore would call a gestalt -- a situation in which the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts.
When considered as a 'gestalt', a body of work, do the stories convey the original intention of the editor?