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Scientific Framework of the Unicist Logical Approach

Framework of the Unicist Approach
The unicist logical approach to complexity science was developed by Peter Belohlavek in order to provide a methodology that is specific to deal with complex adaptive systems in order to avoid the extension of the use of methodologies that correspond to the field of researching systemic aspects of reality.

This drove towards the integration of a pragmatic, structural and functionalist approach to research in the field of complexity sciences that is the framework used in all the researches done at The Unicist Research Institute.


The research in the field of complex adaptive systems does not allow artificial experiments because they change the conjunction of elements that integrate them.

Unicist PragmatismTherefore a pragmatic approach that integrates practice and theory is needed. This implies that complexity science requires the integration of reliable knowledge (theory) with experiencing (practice) in order to define the functionality of a complex adaptive system.

The Unicist pragmatism is based on the integration of theory and practice based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic map of the specific aspects of reality which include their fundamentals.

Unicist pragmatism is based on the unicist reflection process (action-reflection-action) and the use of destructive tests to establish the limits of the theoretical knowledge and non destructive tests to put pragmatism into action.

If you are not aware of the meaning of the word pragmatic, we strongly recommend researching the concept “pragmatism”.


Complex adaptive systems need to be approached based on the emergence they generate. A functionalist approach is needed to apprehend the functionality of the system.

FunctionalismApprehending the functionality implies integrating the purpose, which is implicit in its emergences, with the active function and the energy conservation function. This allows defining the functionality of a complex adaptive system.

The conceptual structure of a given reality defines its ontogenetic map and drives its action process and evolution.

The conceptual functionalism is based on the apprehension of the conceptual structure of a given reality in order to understand its functionality and evolution. It is measured based on the consequences of actions.

Conceptual structures cannot be taught because they require being able to emulate a specific reality in mind. Therefore their apprehension can only be fostered. This requires using the unicist pragmatic approach to apprehend a concept.

If you are not aware of the meaning of the word functionality, we strongly recommend researching the concept “functionalism”.


A complex adaptive system has, by definition, open boundaries. That is why it is required that the system be integrated with the restricted and wide contexts that influence it.

Unicist Unified Field

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Therefore a structural approach is needed to integrate the system with its context and the environment to make it reasonable, understandable and predictable.

The unicist ontological structuralism is based on apprehending the unified field of a specific aspect of reality integrating its ontogenetic map with the unicist ontological structures of the restricted and wide context.

The unicist ontological structure requires apprehending the drivers, inhibitors, entropy inhibitors, catalysts and gravitational aspects that are included in the unified field.

If you are not aware of the meaning of the word structural, we strongly recommend researching the concept “structuralism”.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.