Lefevr, V. A. (Vladimir Aleksandrovich)
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Works:  25 works in 75 publications in 3 languages and 1,035 library holdings 

Genres:  Crosscultural studies 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
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V. A Lefevr
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V. A Lefevr
The structure of awareness : toward a symbolic language of human reflexion by
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16 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Russian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Russian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra of conscience : a comparative analysis of Western and Soviet ethical systems by
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11 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book two ethical systems are described in the language of mathematics. Ordinarily mathematics is thought to be a science of quantity. Indeed, manipulation of quantities constitutes much of mathematics. Elementary applied mathematics deals with reckoning and measurement, where concrete quantities are objects of attention, such as counting sheep or weighing corno But the operations on these quantities are performed with the help of symbols, from which concrete referents have been 'abstracted out': 3 + 5 = 8 regardless of whether the symbols stand for numbers of sheep or tons of corno Thus, the first principle that exhibits the power of mathematics is abstraction. It is one ofthe three pillars on which the edifice of mathematics rests. Another pillar is precision. Ordinarily, man communicates by words. W ords serve communication to the extent that they refer to things, events, states of affairs, feelings of the speaker, and so on. These are the meanings attributed to words. Communication is successful to the extent that the meanings coded upon words by the speaker correspond to the meanings decoded by the hearer. As is weH known, the degree ofthis correspondence varies enormously in different contexts of discourse and with the back grounds or attitudes of the speakers and hearers. Mathematics is a language in which the meanings ofthe symbols (the 'words' ofthis language) are absolutely precise. This precision is achieved by abstraction. Abstract terms are defined by their relations to other terms and by nothing else
11 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book two ethical systems are described in the language of mathematics. Ordinarily mathematics is thought to be a science of quantity. Indeed, manipulation of quantities constitutes much of mathematics. Elementary applied mathematics deals with reckoning and measurement, where concrete quantities are objects of attention, such as counting sheep or weighing corno But the operations on these quantities are performed with the help of symbols, from which concrete referents have been 'abstracted out': 3 + 5 = 8 regardless of whether the symbols stand for numbers of sheep or tons of corno Thus, the first principle that exhibits the power of mathematics is abstraction. It is one ofthe three pillars on which the edifice of mathematics rests. Another pillar is precision. Ordinarily, man communicates by words. W ords serve communication to the extent that they refer to things, events, states of affairs, feelings of the speaker, and so on. These are the meanings attributed to words. Communication is successful to the extent that the meanings coded upon words by the speaker correspond to the meanings decoded by the hearer. As is weH known, the degree ofthis correspondence varies enormously in different contexts of discourse and with the back grounds or attitudes of the speakers and hearers. Mathematics is a language in which the meanings ofthe symbols (the 'words' ofthis language) are absolutely precise. This precision is achieved by abstraction. Abstract terms are defined by their relations to other terms and by nothing else
Algebra of conscience by
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12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conscience is an essential human attribute. Nevertheless, in the construction of formal models of the subject it is customarily left outside the framework of theoretical analysis. The Algebra of Conscience, whose first edition appeared in 1982, was the first specialized work modeling the phenomenon of conscience. The method used in this book made it possible to connect moral experience with decisionmaking procedures on the level of mathematical models. The application of such models allows us to propose the hypothesis of two fundamentally different ethical systems determining the normative patterns of human behavior in situations of conflict. Under the first ethical system the subject's selfesteem is raised if the subject seeks to resolve the conflict; in the second it is raised by seeking to dramatize the conflict. The new edition of The Algebra of Conscience is significantly expanded. The second part of the book, devoted to moral choice, is completely new. Based on the theory presented in the first part, it constructs the model of a subject capable of making an intentional choice. A special variable corresponds to the subject's intention. This development allows us to include within the model freedom of will and freedom of choice, and also to generalize classical 2x2 game theory to the case where outcomes, in addition to having utility measures, are either `positive' or `negative.' In its concluding chapters the book constructs a dynamic model of the intentional subject faced with a choice between two alternatives, neither of which is morally acceptable for the subject. It is shown that in this case the probabilities of choice of the alternatives may change chaotically. From this it follows that one cannot predict which alternative will be chosen or even the probabilities with which they will be chosen. Audience: The book is addressed to a broad readership having elementary knowledge of mathematical logic and the theory of probability. It can be used in college courses studying the modelling of moral choice. The book's material can also be used in the design of artificial intelligence systems
12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conscience is an essential human attribute. Nevertheless, in the construction of formal models of the subject it is customarily left outside the framework of theoretical analysis. The Algebra of Conscience, whose first edition appeared in 1982, was the first specialized work modeling the phenomenon of conscience. The method used in this book made it possible to connect moral experience with decisionmaking procedures on the level of mathematical models. The application of such models allows us to propose the hypothesis of two fundamentally different ethical systems determining the normative patterns of human behavior in situations of conflict. Under the first ethical system the subject's selfesteem is raised if the subject seeks to resolve the conflict; in the second it is raised by seeking to dramatize the conflict. The new edition of The Algebra of Conscience is significantly expanded. The second part of the book, devoted to moral choice, is completely new. Based on the theory presented in the first part, it constructs the model of a subject capable of making an intentional choice. A special variable corresponds to the subject's intention. This development allows us to include within the model freedom of will and freedom of choice, and also to generalize classical 2x2 game theory to the case where outcomes, in addition to having utility measures, are either `positive' or `negative.' In its concluding chapters the book constructs a dynamic model of the intentional subject faced with a choice between two alternatives, neither of which is morally acceptable for the subject. It is shown that in this case the probabilities of choice of the alternatives may change chaotically. From this it follows that one cannot predict which alternative will be chosen or even the probabilities with which they will be chosen. Audience: The book is addressed to a broad readership having elementary knowledge of mathematical logic and the theory of probability. It can be used in college courses studying the modelling of moral choice. The book's material can also be used in the design of artificial intelligence systems
A psychological theory of bipolarity and reflexivity by
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5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research on bipolarity and reflexivity by
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3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cosmic subject by
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3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Russian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Russian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra of conscience : a comparative analysis of Western and Soviet ethical systems ; with a foreword by Anatol Rapoport by
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1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The structure of awareness : an analysis of reflection by
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1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra konflikta by
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3 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An algebraic model of ethical cognition by
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2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chto takoe odushevlennostʹ? by
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1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflexive control : the Soviet concept of influencing an adversary's decision making process by
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of Soviet mathematical psychology by
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The 8th World multiconference on systemics, cybernetics and informatics : proceedings, July 1821, 2004, Orlando, Florida,
USA : SCI 2004 by Cybernetics and Informatics World Multiconference on Systemics(
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1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On two ethical systems by
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1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Soviet ways of conflict resolution and international negotiations : final report by
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1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
What is sacrifice? by
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1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Conflicting structures by
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2 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
2 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Soviet ways of conflict resolution and international negotiations : interim report by
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1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The structure of awareness (Konfliktujuščie struktury, engl.) by
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1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Algebra, Boolean Artificial intelligence Awareness Cognition Communism and culture Compromise (Ethics) Conflict (Psychology) Conflict management Conflict managementMathematical models Consciousness Cosmology Decision making Decision makingMathematical models Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes Ethics EthicsMathematical models Game theory Good and evil Introspection Lefevr, V. A.(Vladimir Aleksandrovich) Life on other planets Mathematical models Musical intervals and scales Ontology Operations research Personality and culture Polarity Psychology Psychology, Applied PsychologyMathematical models PsychologyMethodology PsychologyPhilosophy Reflection (Philosophy) Reflection (Philosophy)Mathematical models Risktaking (Psychology) Sacrifice Soviet Union Subjectivity
Alternative Names
Lefebvre, Vladimir A.
Lefebvre, Vladimir A. 1936
Lefevr, V. A.
Lefevr, Vladimir.
Lefevr, Vladimir Aleksandrovich
Vladimir Lefebvre matemático ruso
Vladimir Lefebvre mathematical psychologist
Vladimir Lefebvre mathématicien russe
Vladimir Lefebvre Russian mathematician
Лефевр, В. А
Лефевр, В. А 1936
Лефевр, В. А. (Владимир Александрович)
Лефевр, В. А. (Владимир Александрович), 1936
Лефевр, Владимир Александрович
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