To have two different spellings for what is considered the same word in many dictionaries comes now to be quite useful. The works of G. PASK, H. MATURANA, F. VARELA and D. SCHÖN, as well as in another style the work of P.P. GRASSÉ have illuminated the difference (as well as the connection)
Reflection has a psychological meaning related to its physical meaning. It takes two, or more, conversants "reflecting" to each other their views, to start a "conversation"in which each one is trying to interprete whatever the other is showing or saying him.
This kind of psychological experience "with the other" is also the basis of a human structural coupling in the way of MATURANA. It leads to a kind of cooperative autopoiesis through which each participant comes to accomodate the thus obtained experience through perception, into his own self-understanding. This is of course "reflexion"and a recursive process.
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