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Emulating Nature

Complexity has been an unsolved challenge for sciences. This challenge was faced at The Unicist Research Institute. Since 1976, TURI has been a pioneering organization in the research and development of solutions for complexity based on the Unicist Theory, which is a paradigm shift of the scientific approach to nature and complex environments.

The Goals of the School

The Unicist School of Thought, based on the unicist paradigm shift, promotes structural solutions to deal with the evolution of adaptive environments. It fosters the use of double dialectical actions, that emulate nature, to make possible what was not possible before.

This school is integrated by members who follow the unicist approach. The Unicist School, with more than 70,000 followers in 56 countries, is a school of thought for “Doers” that fosters the emulation of the intelligence that underlies nature through the use of double dialectical strategies and actions to manage complex environments. This approach allows building maximal and minimum strategies to ensure results.

The discovery of the structure of the intelligence that underlies nature and its functionality, demonstrated that all living beings evolve driven by a maximal strategy to grow and a minimum strategy to survive, which are included in their genetic intelligence. This allowed emulating nature and developing the double dialectical logic, double dialectical strategies and double dialectical actions to ensure results in adaptive environments.

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The paradigm shift in science, based on the emulation of the triadic structure of nature, was developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute to solve the need of having reliable knowledge to deal with nature and complex adaptive systems.

The Unicist Theory explains the dynamics and evolution of living beings and complex adaptive entities. It substituted dualistic empiricism by a triadic, pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist approach that uses a conceptual approach to deal with complex environments, integrating observable facts with the “nature of things”. It was triggered in 1976 by the fallacy of considering empirically-justified knowledge as reliable knowledge.

The Conceptual Approach to Emulate Nature

The concept of an entity emulates its nature. In plain language, conceptualization implies knowing what one is truly doing by having the concepts of the actions. It requires having their functional structure and being able to transform the concepts into value adding actions.

The structures of concepts are cross-cultural and timeless. They remain unchanged as long as a function exists. Having the concepts of what one is doing allows being extremely effective and flexible. An individual can adopt new operational technologies without needing to change because the concept remains the same.

Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804) gave a functional meaning to the word concept, considering it as the framework of any possible action. Peter Belohlavek went further. He developed the epistemological structure of complexity science that uses a conceptual approach to deal with complex adaptive systems that integrated philosophy, science and action in a unified field: reality. This approach allows emulating the organization of nature.

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The activities of the Unicist School are focused on three different goals:

1. Provide an access to the main unicist discoveries and developments to the followers of the School.

2. Develop activities with the active participants of the school who are users of the unicist technologies and with professionals who participate in the business organized by the Unicist Confederation.

3. Organize events with the members of the School.


International Conferences

The school organizes the Unicist Conferences that include an awards ceremony which honors the achievements in the field of business objects development that emulate the organization of nature.

Categories of the awards:

  • Driving Business Objects
  • Catalyzing Business Objects
  • Inhibiting Business Objects
  • Entropy Inhibiting Objects
  • Gravitational Objects

The International Unicist Conferences are a virtual space where the Unicist Theory and its applications to deal with the nature of businesses are shared with the community.

All Conferences include a call for essays that includes the invitation to the more than 70,000 followers of the Unicist School. These essays can be presented in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Those that are selected will be published in a book in their original language.

About us

The Unicist School is an unincorporated non-profit association founded by Peter Belohlavek to build a community of people who foster sustainable growth based on the emulation of nature. It promotes a value adding attitude, a democratic approach and an ecumenical spirit. The School was created based on the Unicist Theory that allows emulating the organization of nature and has now more than 70,000 followers in the world. It is focused on fostering the solutions for complex adaptive environments. As it is known, the management of complexity has been an unsolved challenge for sciences. Sciences dealt with complexity using multiple palliatives but without achieving consensus of what complex systems are. This challenge was faced since 1976 at The Unicist Research Institute. TURI has been and is a pioneering organization in the development of functional solutions for complex adaptive systems based on an ontological approach based on the Unicist Theory.

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