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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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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. 

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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.
https://www.unicist-school.org/unicist-conferences/

Martin Alvaro
Organization Committee

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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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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The Unicist Approach to Cosmology: The Evolution of the Universe

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.

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.

Concepts work as “dark matter/energy”, they cannot be seen, they can be inferred and measured based on their “consequences/effects”.

Someday, what underlies dark matter/energy will be known as the structures of concepts of “things” could be found and described using unicist ontological reverse engineering.

This confirmation is nothing new. It just clarifies the universality of the unicist conceptual approach. The management of the Unicist Standard Language gives you access to the management of the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive environments.

The Unicist Research Institute does not enter the field of cosmology beyond the clarification of the laws of evolution, because we do not have the “capacity” to define or give opinions on the origin of the universe and are exclusively focused on influencing the evolution of adaptive environments and systems.

The consistency with the evolution of the universe is just “a proof” of the functionality of the unicist model that describes and defines the unified field of evolution.

This research was led by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute as part of the development of the Unicist Constructivist Framework that is applied to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.
Learn more: https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy

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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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The Intrinsic Social and Business Catalyzing Process

One of the characteristics of value generation in complex adaptive systems, like cultures and businesses, is that only biunivocal processes can be catalyzed. Catalysis is needed to ensure the necessary energy threshold and functional synchronicity of the objects that integrate a complex adaptive system or environment.

Complex Adaptive Systems Functionality

Univocal social and business processes cannot be catalyzed. Univocity can be an intrinsic aspect of a process or the consequence of an extreme individualistic environment where the processes are “owned” by individuals instead of being part of a system.

The catalyst provides an energy saving function for these processes, which allows ensuring the generation of value within the necessary timing. This implies that the results are produced within the synchronicity that is needed to ensure the functionality of the adaptive system.

The system degrades when the actions within the adaptive system are focused on the processes instead of beginning with the action of the catalyst.

It has to be considered that the functionality of a complex adaptive system includes a gravitational force established by the wide context and a catalyst established by the restricted context which are redundant. This means that the catalyst replicates the aspects established in the wide context.

The integration of the process with the catalyst is what ensures the functionality of a complex adaptive system.

Peter Belohlavek

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 decentralized 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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Thought Experiments in Complexity Science Research

People can manage those problems whose solutions they are able to emulate in mind. Different functional intelligences allow emulating different types of solutions. This process was named “Thought Experiment” and has be come a popular domain through Albert Einstein’s work.

Thought Experiment – Gedankenexperiment: Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing revolutionary concepts that shook our understanding of the physical world. One of Einstein’s most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments,which is German for thought experiments. (Ali Sundermier) – Nikola Tesla’s researches and developments are also paradigmatic examples of this approach to science and problem solving.

The unicist approach was developed to build structural solutions in adaptive environments. This requires emulating reality in mind.

Unicist Solution Thinking

This emulation is materialized in the building of a model that has to be homologous to the real world. This model must allow envisioning a specific functional reality and also experiencing it.

The unicist approach to the emulation of reality is homologous to the thought experimental approach.

The unicist approach implies an action-reflection-action process that requires finding the root causes of facts and emulating in mind the solutions that upgrade the previous stage.

Unicist reflection requires the use of destructive tests to define the limits of the validity of knowledge or solutions. The unicist destructive tests are based on self-criticism, which fosters personal improvement, and includes a spontaneous amending attitude and the capacity of laughing at oneself.

The unicist reflection process is a sort of thought experiment, that basically deals with finding or managing the root causes of real problems and the root drivers of real solutions. This reflection process is a destructive and non-destructive tests driven process.

The unicist approach, that is homologous to the processes used by Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla, integrates the development of destructive and non-destructive tests with the unicist reverse engineering method and the unicist reflection methodology to develop solutions.

This needs to be sustained by a solution thinking focus that uses an ontological approach to apprehend the concepts involved.

Peter Belohlavek

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 decentralized 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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Children deal with complexity but adults need to learn it

Action-reflection-action is the necessary process to deal with the adaptive aspects of reality and with businesses considered as adaptive entities.

Paradoxically, this process is developed naturally, using intuition, by children, but adults need to recover their capacity of facing reality without fears if they want to develop an action-reflection-action learning process.

Children would not grow if they did not have this capacity, because most of the problems they face are complex for them.

The object driven learning technology defined the structure that allowed making adaptive learning processes accessible for all the people who need to deal with complex problems and are willing to make the effort to solve them.

Indoctrination requires the use of a theory-practice approach in order to install a theory to rule actions; adaptive learning, on the other hand, requires an action-reflection-action and a theory-practice approach. Indoctrination is security driven while adaptive learning is freedom driven.

The unicist learning objects provided an approach to adaptive learning for adults.

The object driven learning technology defines the four levels of objects to be used when integrating problematic with thematic learning.

The four levels of learning objects are:

  1. Learning context building objects
  2. Possibilities opening objects
  3. Reflection driving objects
  4. Research driving objects

This is what the unicist approach to learning is about. The use of learning objects simplifies the adaptive process and provides, on the one hand, a logical security framework to learn and, on the other hand, it allows expanding the boundaries of people’s talents.

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Personal Freedom: Concepts make you Free

Concepts make you free is not a motto; it is a fact, which is sustained by the functionality of conceptual knowledge to drive human actions. Having the concepts of what one is doing allows one to be extremely effective and flexible. Access the document on Personal Freedom at:
https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/concepts-make-you-free.pdf

Concepts make you free

That is what is made possible by the “personal freedom” an individual has. Personal freedom cannot exist without having conceptual knowledge and vice-versa.

Conceptualizing to achieve personal freedom and using personal freedom to discover or apprehend concepts are necessary for any adaptive behavior in complex environments. This applies to all the roles an individual has in life, including fields such as: family, friendship, work, pastime, etc.

Conceptualization is necessary to deal with complex problems. The level of complexity of a problem depends on the quantity of interdependent autonomous entities that integrate the “unified field” of the solution of the problem. The larger the number of entities, the wider the unified field is, and the more complex it is.

Concepts are not imagined they are discovered following an action-reflection-action process based on acting in the real world. It has to be clarified that conceptual knowledge implies having the abstract emulation of the concept in mind but also the operational procedures.

The more complex a problem is, the higher the level of conceptualization that is required.

This document is part of the fully sponsored programs of the Goodwill Network that foster the upgrade of ethics in leadership.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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Teamwork: Beware of Smart Alecks

Smart Alecks cannot add value. Maximal Strategies demand adding value to the environment to go beyond the existing boundaries of a business.

Smart Alecks are advantage takers that have an amoral behavior in order to profit from the environment. This kind of behavior is the natural response of stagnant survivors when managing businesses.

Stagnant survivors are naturally “smarties” in order to live from the environment.

They are driven by anti-intelligence and anti-intuition having no ethical rules in their behavior. They need to degrade the environment in order to justify their appropriation. When they have a high IQ, they become extremely dangerous because their critics are very smart, fallacious and well disguised.

The awareness of their actions is “zero” because they are basically driven by greed that drives them into fallacious behaviors.

One cannot deal with smart alecks because they assume no commitment with what they apparently agreed, and they always find the necessary justification for their non-fulfillment.

Their amoral behavior is sustained by accomplices in order to have the power to impose their rules. They manipulate others based on the generation of urgent needs that hinder the existence of alternative actions.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist-school.org/complexity-sciences/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/turi.pdf

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