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 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.


The Functionalist Principles 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 of the engines.

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

The Functionalist Principle of an Electric Motor

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. Their active function is based on transforming electrical energy into magnetic energy.

The energy conservation function transforms 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 Functionalist Principle of Safety Matches

A safety match is a short, thin stick made of wood or cardboard and covered with a special chemical at one end that burns in a controlled way when rubbed firmly against a rough surface.

The purpose of the triadic structure is the generation of a flame that is functional to its use. That is why there are different sizes of matches according to their use.

The active function is defined by the existence of a flammable substance on the head of the stick and the existence of an igniter. The energy conservation function is given by a stick that works as the fuel to maintain the flame burning.

The first binary action consists of rubbing a section of the stick containing a mixture of an oxidizing substance and a flammable substance against a rough surface impregnated with red phosphor.

The second binary action is given by the burning of the stick that keeps the flame burning to be used.

The Functionalist Principle of Relationship Building

The purpose of relationship building is to establish complementation between two or more people. This applies to all types of relationships, whether familiar, personal, business, or social.

The active function of relationship building is the demonstration of the existence of a functional value, which means that the participation of the person who is building a relationship is necessary. The energy conservation function is the existence of a personal common space that can be shared.

The binary actions of the process are, on the one hand, the demonstration of the value that is being added and, on the other hand, the finding of a personal common goal that integrates the participants.

The Functionalist Principle of Democratic Governance

The purpose of democratic governance is achieving consensus among the members of a society or group, which is given by the existence of a parliamentary power that has different shapes depending on the environment.

The active function is given by an executive power that assumes the responsibility for transforming the definition of the parliament into actions that ensure efficiency and consensus.

The energy conservation function is given by a judiciary power that adopts many shapes but, in all cases, needs to complement the parliamentary power to ensure the functionality of the system.

The binary actions are, on the one hand, the work of the executive power to make things happen for the present and future generations and, on the other hand, the assurance of the fulfillment of the rules of the system.

The Functionalist Principle of Leadership

The purpose of leadership is to ensure the authority of a leader by driving people toward the achievement of something. It applies to all kinds of leadership, whether they are in family, social, or business environments.

The active function is given by the participation of the members of a group who aim at achieving their goals while they challenge authority. The energy conservation function is based on the non-exerted power the authority has, to sustain the functionality of the participation and the achievement of goals.

The binary actions are, on the one hand, the participative activities between the leader and the members and, on the other hand, the existence of the necessary power to influence people without needing to exert it.

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 action complements the purpose to ensure the achievement of its objective.

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