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Unformatted text preview: regarding morality as a sort of limiting agent that applies only to the weak, non-gestalt humans. The homo gestalt species that arises from separate entities in Theodore’s novel stagnates in a near-complete stage until merging with Hip, the moral aspect of homo gestalt . Since homo gestalt is the next level of human evolution, Sturgeon implies that in order for society to progress, we must develop a stronger set of ethics and morals – ethos. Hip explains that ethos “is a code which requires belief rather than obedience” (p. 181). Although Sturgeon does not cite specifics, he elucidates that society must adopt a series of beliefs in which all actions serve to better humanity. Once society learns to do this, Sturgeon argues humanity will enter an unprecedented age....
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- Fall '04
- Theodore Sturgeon, Mr. Kew, homo gestalt