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The Unicist Functionalist Principle

The functionalist principle defines 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. Their interaction defines the functionality of the binary actions that produce results.

Binary actions are two synchronized actions that, one the one hand, open possibilities establishing a functional context and, on the other hand, close processes to generate results.

The discovery of the functional structure of binary actions made the systematic design of synchronized binary actions possible, which simplified and ensured the results of processes of any kind.

This approach was originated 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 manages the functionality of “things”. The unicist logic describes the functionality, dynamics and evolution of things and allows managing them.

Managing the Functionality of Things

This approach is based on the functionalist principle that defines the how and why of the functionality of things to define the binary actions that make things work. The functionalist principle gave birth to functional knowledge to manage the real world by integrating the know-how and the know-why of things.

The unicist ontology defines the unified field of things based on their functionalist principles. Their research requires using ontological reverse engineering and their use is based on conceptual engineering. The unicist functionalist principle uses the unicist logic to define the unified field of things and was developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

Predecessors of the unicist logic, the unicist ontology, the functionalist principle, and the binary actions to make things work can be found in the metaphysics of Aristotle and the TAO of Lao Tzu.

Core Differences with First Principles

(*) Defined by a Purpose, an Active Function, and an Energy Conservation Function.

The Functionalist Principle
works driven by Binary Actions

The functionalist principle defines the integration of the purpose with the active function based on the supplementation law which implies that the active function is redundant with the purpose but aims at a superior level of evolution. This produced a binary action that expands possibilities.

On the other hand, the purpose is integrated with the energy conservation function based on complementation law, where the second binary actions complement the purpose to ensure the achievement of its objectives. 

The Functionality of Airplanes

The purpose of flying an airplane can be considered to move from one airport to another.

The active function is given by the propulsion and the energy conservation function is given by the lift provided by the wings.

The binary actions to make an airplane fly begin by producing the propulsion that generates the necessary speed of the airflow on the wings of the airplane to generate the lift. (See Annex)

Examples of Evident Universal Binary Actions

  • Learning + Teaching = Knowledge acquisition
  • Productivity + Quality = Production
  • Marketing + Selling = Generation of revenue
  • Root Causes + Triggering Causes = Solutions
  • Efficacy + Efficiency = Effectiveness
  • Empathy + Sympathy = Influence building
  • Participation + Power = Leadership
  • Processes + Objects = Organization
  • Desirability + Harmony = Aesthetics

We suggest that you recognize the functionality
of the binary actions you already use

The Use of Binary Actions
The Use of Binary Actions