Vladimir A. Lefebvre, The Cosmic Subject, 1997
Foreword by Karl Popper
I. The Subject in Models of the Universe
consciousness and mathematics, metaphor and model, man in the model of the Universe
II. Intelligent Magneto Plasmoid
Kardashev's classification, attempts to find extra-terrestrial civilizations, other forms of life
III. C-major and C-minor from the object SS433
the distinctive characteristics of a cosmic subject, musical scales, object SS433, possible relation to
plasmoid, harmonic ratios in the spectrum of SS433, quasars and radio-galaxies
IV. An Analytical Model of the Subject
universals, the function of readiness, freedom of choice, an initial assumption, the Realist, free choice
and chaotic behavior
V. Utility and Polarity
the two aspects of choice, utility, polarity, Restle's model, moral choice
VI. Hyperbolic Law of Categorization
magnitude estimation, psychophysical function, category rating, graph of categorization, role of the
frequency of presentation, the Stevens-Galanter problem, projection of states, model of
categorization, hyperbolic law
VII. A Choice without Objective Criteria
choice without objective measure, the golden section, experiments in which the golden section
appears, Adams-Webber's experiment, referenda
VIII. Theorem of the Existence and Uniqueness of Reflexion
subjective world, image of the self, main theorem, graphic metaphor, diagonal representation, Realist's
image of the self
IX. Reflexion and Its Diagrams
cognitive iteration, awareness, multiple awareness, representation of         as a composition of
functions, schemes of reflexion, diagrams of reflexion, example
X. The Boolean Model
reflexion and formal implication, diagonal representation of implication, probability interpretation,
collapse of Boolean function, Schreider's scheme, response time
XI. Self-Determination
the world's influence as a function of intention, oscillations, combined utility, sharing a pie, a
generalized model of free choice
XII. Brain, Mental Phenomena, and Thermodynamics
the brain and subjectivity, hypothesis on the nature of mental phenomena, heat and work, the
second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, Carnot's theorem, temperature, lost available work, the
piston engine
XIII. Heat Engines and Reflexion
sequence of heat engines, system with tapes, relation to reflexion diagrams, right and left addition of
engines, ascending and descending reflexion
XIV. Generating Emotions
reflexion of emotion, Loewy's paradox, engines' power as analogue of feelings, generalization of the
diagram of reflexion, example, profiles of inner feelings, the subject's general model
XV. Musical Intervals
intervals and natural numbers, explanatory schemes, discussions, Garbuzov's theory, diatonics, just
intonation intervals
XVI. The Model of a Musician
a musical interval as a projection of states, conditions for resonance, abstract harpsichord, triads,
theorem of natural intervals, intervals and emotions, Garbuzov's zones
XVII. Meditation
two types of meditations, emptiness meditation, union with the Absolute, a model of meditation
XVIII. The meaning of the Existence of the Cosmic Subject
physical scheme, steps in the evolution of a magneto-plasmic subject, the objective of perpetual
motion, formulation of the second law of thermodynamics as a mathematical description of the subject
XIX. The Construction of the Universe
relativistic model of the Universe, scenarios of evolution, galaxies, black holes, entropy
XX. Great Correction
an unfavorable scenario of evolution, cosmological correction, a metaphorical scheme of ejected
matter, the orientation of branches of spiral galaxies
XXI. Conclusion. The Moral Imperative as a Physical Law
coordination of actions, negative prognosis of the game theory, categorical imperative, the moral as a
cosmological factor
Notes
References