Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. - MPF
I am reading Creative Experience. I see that Mary Parker Follett has been largely (she wrote it explicitly) by the Gestalt Theory. I am not quite familiar with it. If I understand, two main elements of the theory are supporting MPF's ideas (the circular response and experience perception):
- there is an interconnection between behavior and environment such as the one influences the other and vice versa (the interconnection is between me and "me plus the environment"),
- the only reality is experience perception (this second point seems to me a little bit confuse).
Am I wrong?
Please, forgive this naive question. As you probably read it in my previous posts on this forum, I am trying to go deeper in my personal understanding of MPF's thought. I try to build a clear mapping of: her inspiration sources, her concepts and ideas and practical implications for management theory and group facilitation practices.
By advance, thanks for completing my knowledge.
Hi Mr. (Monsieur) Damart,
I happened to just get on line. Thanks for posting that PDF file of The Teacher-Student Relation. In your above you say "try to build a clear mapping of..inspiration sources". I'm doing that too. To wit: Yesterday I began reading H. G. Wells' The Story of a Great Schoolmaster. Let someone else have first crack at the Gestalt question though (it's good to share!).
Jeffrey (Jeff) P. Bedolla
I concur--her particular form of process philosophy is discussed in my recent work:
Stout, Margaret and Staton, Carrie. 2011. The Ontology of Process Philosophy in Follett’s Governance Theory. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 33(2), pp. 268–292.