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.

Unicist Press Committee
The Unicist Research Institute

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