Functionalist Approach to Sciences

The Functionalist Approach to Science allowed Managing the Know-How and Know-Why of Things

The purpose of the unicist functionalist approach to science is to define the actions that make “things” work. It was developed to deal with adaptive systems and environments. 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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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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