Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “The Fundamental Structures of Human Reflexion.”
Journal of Social and Biological Structures, 1987, Vol. 10, pp. 129-175.
In this paper, we put forth the hypothesis that a special inner inborn ‘computer’
for modeling the self and others exists in human beings. The operation of this
computer can be described with the help of an algebraic model of human
reflexion. Certain data obtained in personality theory, social psychology, and
musicology can be explained as a result of the work of this computer. The paper
describes this model and its specific applications, as well as possibilities for its
Vladimir A. Lefebvre, “Metasystem and Problems of Freedom of Choice: New
Arguments in Favor of an Old Metaphor”
In: Metamodels and Metasystems, Ed. J. P. van Gigch, ABACUS HOUSE, 1987, pp. 119-126.
The author discusses a parallel between an algebraic model of ethical cognition
and idealized physical experiment showing interference of elementary particles.
The indication of a slot through which a particle has passed (in the physical
experiment) is analogous to an individual’s choice of who is responsible for a
negative situation (in the model of ethical cognition); an activated counter which
registers particles passing through a given slot is similar to a correct registration
of inner images of an individual. It turns out that if there are no correct
registrations of inner images, it is impossible to find a function of choice of a
person responsible for a negative situation. The fact corresponds to the absence
of hidden parameters which would allow us to indicate a slot through which a
particle has passed if counters are non-activated. Thus an individual’s choice of a
person responsible for a negative situation cannot be described functionally if
the individual does not have correct registration of his inner images. If call such
a choice ‘freedom of will’, then the concepts ‘freedom of will’ and indeterminism
would be equal.