|Form, philosophy: traditionally antonym of matter or content. See also statue/clay, exterior/interior, wholes, parts, dualism, substance, substrate, change, process. - In logic it comes to the form in which statements must be expressed in order to allow conclusions. See also fine-grained/coarse-grained, completeness, theories, systems, formalism._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Umberto Eco on Forms - Dictionary of Arguments
Definition "Good Form"/Gestalt Psychology: the "good form" is the model that requires the least information and possesses the greatest redundancy.
"Good form"/Eco: this means that the term "good form" loses all ontological necessity. It does not imply an already defining structure of the perceptual processes.
The subject can renounce the good form in favour of other possibilities. So good form is no longer a matter of course for our expectations. Good form depends on culture. And it encourages the expectation of the average person._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Opera aperta, Milano 1962, 1967
Das offene Kunstwerk Frankfurt/M. 1977
La struttura assente, Milano 1968
Einführung in die Semiotik München 1972