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The Functionalist Approach to Science

The purpose of the unicist functionalist approach to science is to define the actions that make “things” work. It is based on the use of functional knowledge to manage the real world that integrates the know-how and the know-why of “things”.

The unicist functionalist approach to science was developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute. Before this approach, there was no knowledge that all the things that are part of a system have a structure, which defines their functionality.

This structure can be known or unknown, but its functionality can be measured by the emergences. The knowledge of the functional structure of things required building a bridge between physics and metaphysics, which has been called functional knowledge and defines the triadic structure of the functions that make any system work.

This structure is defined by a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function. These elements are integrated by the complementation and supplementation laws and their functionality is driven by the laws of the unicist logic, which is an emulation of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature.

This approach opens the possibility of dealing with adaptive environments and understanding and influencing the evolution of things.

Managing the Functionality of Things

There is nothing in the universe, which is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function, integrated by complementation and supplementation laws, that define its concept.

This approach is based on the discovery of the triadic structure of the intelligence that underlies nature that defines the principles of its functionality and led to the development of the unicist logic that allows managing the intelligence that manages the functionality of “things”.

This approach uses the unicist ontological approach to describe the triadic functionality of the fundamentals of “things” defined by a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function. It provides the functional knowledge, which allows defining the binary actions that make “things” work.

Such functionality is driven by supplementary and complementary relationships between the entities of a system and the binary actions that ensure the functional operation.

The unicist approach defines that the functionality of things aims at a purpose, which is defined by an objective to be achieved, is driven by an active function that is based on the use of binary actions and is sustained by an energy conservation function defined by the underlying conceptual structure.

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Unicist Logic: The Logic of Functionality

The Unicist Logic allows understanding and managing the functionality of the real world. The Unicist Logic is a synthetic logic that emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and its maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to survive. The functional structures of things were named concepts, which are integrated by a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function.

The unicist logic provides the logical structure of the concepts and fundamentals that are used to manage the functionality of things.

The logic defines the complementation laws and supplementation laws that allow defining the rules of the behavior of fundamentals.

The unicist logic is used to manage the conceptual structure of adaptive entities and to design and build binary actions to manage them.

The unicist logic gave birth to the unicist AI which is a fundamentals-based AI that allows managing the rules that manage the functionality of processes.

The unicist logic is the natural logic to deal with adaptive environments and is the integrator of all logical reasoning patterns.

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The Functionalist Approach to Science & Technologies

The development of the functionalist approach was triggered by the need of managing adaptive environments of any kind and moved from the management of adaptive systems to universal use.

The unicist approach to science and technologies is based on a pragmatic, structural, and functionalist approach to the real world that allows dealing with its functionality and operationality. It allowed going beyond empiricism by managing the fundamentals that underlie facts and making the necessary destructive tests to validate them both epistemologically and empirically.

The unicist approach to functionality affirms that there is nothing in the universe, which is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function.

This structure works through unicist binary actions (UBA) that produce the functionality of any entity or process, whatever its kind.

The unified field of an entity or process needs to be managed to ensure its functionality.

The functionalist approach allows apprehending the functionality of their triadic structure and binary actions. It requires having the specific operational knowledge. Its validation is based on the use of destructive and non-destructive tests. Access

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach: The functionalist approach is based on the use of binary actions that are composed by two synchronized actions where the first one opens possibilities and the second one ensures results. www.unicist.org

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The Unicist Ontology of an Electric Motor

This ontology describes and defines the intrinsic functionality of an electric motor. It is based on understanding the principles that make it work which include a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function.

The purpose of an electric motor is to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. DC motors and AC motors are based on the same essential principles that define their triadic structure.

While their active function is based on transforming electrical energy into magnetic energy, the energy conservation function transforms the magnetic energy into mechanical energy.

The binary actions of the process are, on the one hand, the transformation of electrical energy into magnetic energy and, on the other hand, the transformation of the magnetic force into mechanical energy. These processes happen within the rotor and the stator of an electric motor.

The Functionality of the Electric Motor

The knowledge of the ontological structure of an electric motor establishes the framework of the functionality of any electric motor. Its knowledge is based on understanding the unicist logic that drives its functionality.

This logic is materialized in the binary actions that make these principles work. Thus, the evolution of electric motors led to multiple devices that work according to the underlying intrinsic concept.

It has to be considered that the intrinsic concept of the electric motor defines its functionality but not its use. Its use is defined by the extrinsic concept that also has a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function. This concept varies according to the use that is given to the motor.

The knowledge of the intrinsic concept defines the structure to build electric motors and the knowledge of the extrinsic concept allows defining how to make them usable. 

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach: The functionalist approach is based on the use of binary actions that are composed by two synchronized actions where the first one opens possibilities and the second one ensures results. The use of univocal actions only works in fully controlled processes or where the environment provides the second action that sustains it. Therefore, the use of binary actions is not optional when it is needed to ensure the generation of results. www.unicist.org

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The Functionalist Approach to Sciences: A Paradigm Shift

The unicist approach to complexity science was developed to provide a methodology that is specific to deal with complex adaptive systems to avoid the extension of the use of methodologies that correspond to the field of researching systemic aspects of reality.

Before: Sciences were based on an empirical cause-effect approach that was functional in systemic environments but dysfunctional to deal with complex adaptive environments that have open boundaries and bi-univocal relationships among their components.

After: The unicist approach to sciences is based on a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist framework that allows integrating the scientific approach to both complex and systemic environments. It subordinates the empirical approach to deal with operational aspects after the complex aspects have been managed using a unicist ontological approach. It integrates systemic sciences and complexity sciences in a unified field.

Example in Economics: The knowledge of the unicist ontogenetic maps allow defining the structural economic solution for an entity and the use of the technical-analytical tools allows defining and monitoring the operation.

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Expanding the Boundaries of Sciences

As it is known, the management of complexity has been an unsolved challenge for sciences. This challenge was faced in 1976 by The Unicist Research Institute that was a pioneering organization in finding a structural solution for complexity without using artificial palliatives.

Complexity Science Research

The paradigm shift, based on the emulation of nature, was developed to solve the need of having reliable knowledge to deal with complex environments. It was provoked by the fallacy of considering empirically-justified knowledge as reliable knowledge.

It allowed managing complex environments as a unified field.

The paradigm shift was triggered by the need to understand complex adaptive systems. The shift implies having subordinated the empirical approach to sciences to a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist approach to deal with complex environments that integrates, at an operational level, the preexisting empiricism.

This is a superior level in sciences that integrates complexity sciences with systemic sciences using the double-dialectical logic to emulate the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and using objects to emulate the organization of nature.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.

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Lecture on the Unicist Theory of Functionality

This is an introduction to the Unicist Theory of Functionality, developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute, that introduced a simplification in the development of solutions in adaptive environments. It allows making a logical approach to the real world, developing the functional structures of solutions and the operational processes to make them happen.

The Unicist Theory of Functionality affirms and demonstrates that there is nothing in the universe, that is part of a system, that does not work with a purpose, an active and entropic function, and an energy conservation function. This triadic structure works through binary actions that produce the functionality of any entity or process, whatever its kind.

The following discoveries were the milestones of the development of the theory of functionality: complex systems research method (1980), functionality of human ontointelligence (1984), the ontogenetic intelligence of nature (1998), the unicist ontology of biological systems (2012) and the unicist ontology of wide and restricted contexts (2017).

This breakthrough provided the epistemological structure for functional knowledge that gave birth to functional design, binary actions, and the use of catalysts to expand the functionality of things.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.

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XI International Unicist Conference – Nov. 21, 2020

The 4th Industrial Revolution and the COVID-19 are the two forces that require entering a new stage in the world that deals with adaptiveness and customer orientation.  In this scenario, the basics of the unicist ontological research method that allows managing adaptive environments will be presented in the XI International Conference. 

Unicist Conference

This conference also presents the innovative technologies that have been developed to manage adaptive processes, that became necessary due to the 4th Industrial Revolution and the crisis generated by the COVID-19. The use of the discovered binary actions, that materialize maximal and minimum strategies, simplifies the development of counter-cycles in the crisis generated by the coronavirus. 

The conference includes the presentation of the future scenarios that define the trends of the next stage and the short-term future to manage the conjuncture. This year, it includes aspects that deal with virtual collaboration in the business world that became a need due to the COVID-19.

The conference also honors developments of companies that are based on objects that implicitly emulate the organization of nature.

The purpose of the unicist conferences is to give access to information on the new scientific developments, in the field of complexity sciences, of The Unicist Research Institute for the community and to new technologies that were developed to make possible things that were not possible before. They provide new solutions that satisfy latent needs in plain language. They are homologous to medical conferences. 

The access to this new development happens in plain language to make it accessible to the participants. The objective is that the participants are able to access a new solution and profit from it.

The basic trend that sustains the conferences is fostering the approach to natural organization in business, to foster growth and optimize processes, which implies emulating the intelligence, organization and evolution of nature.
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Martin Alvaro
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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.

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Research: The Unicist Theory integrates the Macrocosmos and the Microcosmos

An international research consortium is being organized to confirm the hypothesis that the unicist theory is the integrator of the macrocosmos and the microcosmos. The purpose of this theory is to provide a framework to forecast the evolution of adaptive entities considering their restricted and wide contexts.

The Unicist Theory explains the evolution and dynamics of complex adaptive entities, whether they are natural entities or artificial entities. This theory is based on the discovery of the triadic structure of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, which drove to a universal application. Access a synthesis of the theory: https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/unicist-theory/

This theory describes the universal structure of the unified field in nature that is applicable to all complex adaptive entities, whatever their kind. It needs to be considered that the unified field has a triadic structure that is homologous to the structure of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature. Unicist concept was the name given to this triadic structure.

The Macrocosmos

The structure of unicist concepts allows defining the structure of the evolution of nature (living beings), of the universe and of any complex adaptive system or environment. It emulates the functionality, dynamics and evolution of any adaptive environment, whatever its quality. Access the Unicist Library: https://www.unicist.com/flexpaper/flex-files/collection-unicist-r-and-d/unicist_ontology_evolution_en5_b/

The structures of the concepts define the positive potential energy that is implicit in the objects that integrate these concepts, which define the energy of the double dialectical actions that can be seen in the expansion of the universe and the gravitational force that sustains this expansion.

These two functions are homologous with the active and entropic function and the energy conservation function of the unicist evolutionary approach.

The Microcosmos

The credibility or functionality zone behaves like a “micro-cosmos”. Its functionality is compatible and homologous to what is known as quantum mechanics.
Access the Unicist Library: https://www.unicist.com/flexpaper/flex-files/general/wp_unicist_mechanics_en/

While the active function works as “waves”, the energy conservation function works as “particles”.

  1. A particle is an object which is sub-atomic and has a definite mass and charge.
  2. A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space and time, usually with transference of energy.

This implies that a given reality works as “waves and particles”.

Synthesis

The format of this research project fully depends on the participants of the research project. Until the end of this year, The Unicist Research Institute expects to find associates to integrate a physicist, a biologist, a mathematician and an epistemologist that have an extreme level of abstraction capacity and are active in this field or a homologous field. There will also be a group of volunteers participating in the destructive testing processes.
Access the Unicist Root Cause Library: https://www.unicist.com/

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The Basics of Double Dialectical Actions (DDA)

Double Dialectical Behavior is natural and “automatic” in any complex adaptive system. The discovery of the structure of the concepts that underlies these systems allowed understanding how these double dialectical actions drive the evolution of these systems.

Examples:

  1. The actions of living beings deal with growth – survival
  2. The actions of human actions deal with efficacy – efficiency
  3. The actions of the evolution of the universe deal with expansion – gravitational force
  4. The actions of leadership deal with participation – power exertion
  5. The actions of aesthetics deal with desirability – harmony

These actions deal with the double dialectical logic that allows emulating the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive systems or environments.

Its application to influence human behavior drove to the modeling of double dialectical actions which allow designing influential strategies to expand while developing the necessary actions to ensure survival.

DDAs are the necessary synchronic double dialectical actions that ensure results when dealing with adaptive systems. They are based on the management of the root causes of their functionality.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

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