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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself;

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  • One of Soros's points is that the behavior in markets he defines as reflexivity adds a fundamental indeterminacy to economic events, which makes prediction very tricky.
  • Since 1944 he has believed in what he calls "reflexivity" - the idea that people base their decisions on their own perception of a situation rather than on the reality.
  • There is a social theory called reflexivity which refers to the circular relationship between cause and effect.
  • As noted, Mead was indebted to the Hegel's work, and the notion of reflexivity plays a fundamental role in Mead's theory of mind. for more
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