**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