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Ehrenfels, Maria Christian Julius Leopold Karl v.

(1859–1932). B. Rodaun, Austria; prof. philos., and psychol. Prague; helped introd. the term Gestalt into psychol. (see also Educational Psychology, D 5; Psychology, J 5). Held that desire is fundamental in valuation and sought to trace the way in which desires and motives produce values. Works include Über Gestaltqualitäten; System der Werttheorie.

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