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  • n. The condition or state of being reflexive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as reflexiveness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself
  • n. the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent


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reflexive +‎ -ity


  • And even that most notorious technique of postmodernism, self-reflexivity, is really as much a way of poking fun at the pretentions of fiction writers, their claims to adequately represent the world of experience in a direct and unmediated way, as it is to frustrate the expectations of unwary readers.


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • George Soros 'theory of reflexivity, which is to economics what Einstein and Heisenberg are to physics, in which he posits that thought about the economy affects the reality of the economy, and what we think of value becomes actual value.

    Vickie Karp: Third Screen: An Interview with Steve Forbes

  • 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.

    George Herbert Mead

  • It unleashes something, a something that can be gauged in data on corporate cash, bank reserves, and personal wealth, but whose fullness can only be completely determined by the mood of the nation and the so-called reflexivity--whereby people create their own reality--that is created in markets and the society at large.

  • There is a social theory called reflexivity which refers to the circular relationship between cause and effect.

    European Tribune

  • He articulated a framework that he dubbed "reflexivity," which inconveniently argued that forces in the financial system could periodically become unstable rather than always tending towards equilibrium.

    Bill Baker: The Wants and Fears of George Soros

  • Appropriately enough, the figure of a crucified Jesus, the thing that calls a halt to Gordon's slide into fundamentalism, here comes to stand for the very kind of reflexivity that The

    Byron and Romantic Occidentalism

  • The unpredictability of psychology counts (per George Soros 'theory of' reflexivity ').

    Max Keiser: Digital Music and the Free Market


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