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”.
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.
Scientific Framework of the Unicist Approach
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 was based on the discovery of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that led to the development of the unicist logic and allowed emulating all that happens in the universe. This is materialized in the ontogenetic maps of things that define and describe their functionality.
The breakthrough in science and the researches that allowed developing the unicist functional technologies were led by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.
All “things” have a functional structure that emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and is integrated by three elements:
- A purpose that is homologous to the “purpose” in nature.
- An active function that is homologous to the active principle in nature.
- An energy conservation function that is homologous to the energy conservation principle in nature.
This drove towards the integration of a pragmatic, structural and functionalist approach to research in the field of complexity sciences that is the framework used in all the researches done at The Unicist Research Institute.
The Unicist Paradigm Shift in Science
The research in the field of complex adaptive systems does not allow artificial experiments because they change the conjunction of elements that integrate them.
Therefore a pragmatic approach that integrates practice and theory is needed. This implies that complexity science requires the integration of reliable knowledge (theory) with experiencing (practice) in order to define the functionality of a complex adaptive system.
The Unicist pragmatism is based on the integration of theory and practice based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic map of the specific aspects of reality which include their fundamentals.
Unicist pragmatism is based on the unicist reflection process (action-reflection-action) and the use of destructive tests to establish the limits of the theoretical knowledge and non destructive tests to put pragmatism into action.
If you are not aware of the meaning of the word pragmatic, we strongly recommend researching the concept “pragmatism”.
Complex adaptive systems need to be approached based on the emergence they generate. A functionalist approach is needed to apprehend the functionality of the system.
Apprehending the functionality implies integrating the purpose, which is implicit in its emergences, with the active function and the energy conservation function. This allows defining the functionality of a complex adaptive system.
The conceptual structure of a given reality defines its ontogenetic map and drives its action process and evolution.
The conceptual functionalism is based on the apprehension of the conceptual structure of a given reality in order to understand its functionality and evolution. It is measured based on the consequences of actions.
Conceptual structures cannot be taught because they require being able to emulate a specific reality in mind. Therefore their apprehension can only be fostered. This requires using the unicist pragmatic approach to apprehend a concept.
If you are not aware of the meaning of the word functionality, we strongly recommend researching the concept “functionalism”.
A complex adaptive system has, by definition, open boundaries. That is why it is required that the system be integrated with the restricted and wide contexts that influence it.
Therefore a structural approach is needed to integrate the system with its context and the environment to make it reasonable, understandable and predictable.
The unicist ontological structuralism is based on apprehending the unified field of a specific aspect of reality integrating its ontogenetic map with the unicist ontological structures of the restricted and wide context.
The unicist ontological structure requires apprehending the drivers, inhibitors, entropy inhibitors, catalysts and gravitational aspects that are included in the unified field.
If you are not aware of the meaning of the word structural, we strongly recommend researching the concept “structuralism”.