Papers
1962-1975
1962-1975
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “Iconic Calculus:  Symbols with Feeling in Mathematical
Structures.”
General Systems, 1975, Vol. 20, pp. 71-93.
This work offers a special symbolic system to record the man’s inner world. This
system is based on the processes through which individuals interacting within a
social system respectively and mutually reflect the images of one-another’s inner
worlds.
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “A Formal Method of Investigating Reflective Processes.”
General Systems, 1972, Vol. XVII, pp. 181-188.
The present paper introduces a special apparatus aimed at investigating reflexive
processes. The empirical area specifically schematized by this apparatus is human
conflict. However, the apparatus is not limited to the investigation of conflict
situations. The area was selected simply because the reflexive processes appear
most prominently in it.
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “On self-reflexive and self-organizing systems.”
SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES RESEARCH PROBLEMS, Conference Proceedings, Moscow, 1965,  
pp. 61-68
(in Russian).
APPLIED ERGONOMICS, Moscow, 1994, pp. 6-9, (in English).
In this paper, the concept of reflexion is used for the first time outside of the
realm of philosophy and the concept of reflexive system is introduced.
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “Basic Ideas of Reflexive Game Logic.”
SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES RESEARCH PROBLEMS, Conference Proceedings, AN USSR Press,
Moscow,
1965, pp. 75-79 (translated from Russian).
A conflict as a process of intellectual (or reflexive) interaction of “players” is
analyzed in this paper,  The reasoning used in conflicts is classified and
procedures of decision making are represented. In addition, a concept of
reflexive control is introduced.
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, "On Representing Objects as Systems."
Symposium Proceedings “The Logic of Scientific Investigations,” Kiev University Press, 1962,
pp. 25-27 (translated from Russian).
A concept of configurator, which is a system of several system representations,
of the same object
, is introduced in this paper.
1962-1975
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “Systems Comparable to the Investigator in Their Degree
of Perfection”,
Systems Investigations, 1969, pp.104-110 (translated from Russian)
The author offers to use specially constructed reflexive polynomials for investigating
objects comparable to or excelling the investigator in their degree in intellectual
perfection.
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “Devices that Optimize Their Performance As a Result of
Human Counteraction”.
Problems of Heuristic, 1969, pp. 243-254 (translated from Russian)
The idea of reflexive control allowed the author to construct a device that works
better under conditions of human counteraction than without it.
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “The Elements of Reflexive Game Logic”.
Problems in Engineering Psychology, 1966, Issue 4 (translated from Russian)
Description of a conflict requires three different system representations -
interaction of strike forces, interaction between informational-controlling
systems, and reflexive interaction of opponents - which are combined in
a single representation with a configurator.
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “Reflexive Game Logic and Reflexive Control”.
Human Decision Making, 1967 (translated from Russian)
Many human decision-making actions are connected with the processes of
awareness (reflexion). Most distinctly they reveal themselves in conflicts. A
schematization of a decision-making process in conflict, which takes into
account reflexive aspects, is presented in this paper.