Unicist Functionalist Research Program

A Functionalist Research Residency

This program is for academics and professionals who are interested in managing the research and development of solutions for complex adaptive environments in the social, economic, institutional and business fields.

This program works as a Residency in which the participants develop real solutions. It is homologous to Medical Residencies, which are a paradigmatic example of educational programs in complex adaptive environments.

The Unicist Research Residencies are applied research programs to learn to find and solve the root causes of problems in complex adaptive environments. They deal with the nature of complex systems, developing objects to be installed in processes.

The program deals with the development of multiple solutions to complex problems in order to learn to manage the concepts and fundamentals that underlie the problems that are being researched.

Functionalist Research

The Unicist Ontology describes the functionalist principles of facts, ideas, individuals, and things. The unicist ontology gave birth to functional knowledge that is the bridge between science and metaphysics and integrates functionality with operationality. The research of the unicist ontology of things is based on using unicist ontological reverse engineering that begins with the operational facts and ends with the discovery of their functionality that defines the unicist ontology.

Characteristics of the Program

  • Unicist Reflection Session: 2 sessions every week (1-hour virtual sessions)
  • Learning through Applications
  • Learning by Teaching
  • Continuous counseling
  • Access to the necessary specialized documents
  • Learning Platform
  • Duration: 10 months

The unicist reflection education model is based on the use of the unicist functional researcher,, protocols and methods that allow building solutions and strategies in adaptive environments. The reflection sessions drive the learning of adaptive solution building.

Modules of the Program

  1. Designing and developing binary actions
  2. Managing unicist logic to build and use rules
  3. Fluent reading of Unicist Standard Language (USL)
  4. Managing the complementation and supplementation laws
  5. Managing the involution and evolution laws
  6. Designing and using catalysts
  7. Finding or building gravitational forces
  8. Unicist reflection
  9. Destructive and non-destructive testing
  10. Conceptual Engineering


The program is developed following three levels of complexity:

  1. Dealing with the root causes of operational problems.
  2. Dealing with the root causes of functional problems.
  3. Dealing with the forecast of the evolution of adaptive entities.

Unicist Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis made the management of the nature of things possible. The unicist functionalist approach gave access to the nature of things by making their underlying concepts and fundamentals manageable.

It gave birth to fundamental analysis, which uses the unicist logic that allows managing the root causes of processes in adaptive environments.

The unicist logic uses the dualistic operation of neurons to build a mental emulation of the structure of nature that allows dealing with the adaptive aspects of reality.

The unicist logic establishes the basics of the unicist artificial intelligence and the unicist cognitive systems.

Fundamental analysis is the approach that defines the limits of the possibilities of the evolution of a given reality.

It provides the tools to describe the nature of a reality to forecast and influence its evolution by managing the root causes.

The Program is based on:

The Scientific Framework of the Unicist Approach

The unicist approach to complexity science was developed in order to provide a methodology that is specific to deal with complex adaptive systems in order to avoid the extension of the use of methodologies that correspond to the field of researching systemic aspects of reality.

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.

Unicist Logic

The unicist logic uses the dualistic operation of neurons to build a mental emulation of the structure of nature that allows dealing with the adaptive aspects of reality.

The functionality of adaptive systems and environments is defined by their underlying concepts and fundamentals that have the triadic structure of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, which has a purpose, an active function and an energy conservation function.

The unicist logic allows apprehending the triadic structure of the concepts and fundamentals that define the functionality of adaptive entities and environments based on the conjunction of the elements integrated by complementation and supplementation laws.

The unicist logic provides the rules of the unicist artificial intelligence that manage the functionality and evolution of processes. It allows developing solutions and learning from the pilot tests of their implementation until their functionality has been confirmed.

The Use of the Unicist Functional Researcher

The Unicist Functional Researcher is the unicist logical tool to research actions in adaptive environments. It is based on a unicist ontological approach that allows managing the functionality and operation of adaptive systems. 

The unicist ontological approach is based on the emulation of the intelligence of nature. It allows designing maximal strategies to generate growth and minimum strategies to ensure results in adaptive environments.

The Use of the Unicist Research Protocols

The Unicist Conceptual Protocols are based on the unicist evolutionary approach and were developed to provide structural solutions for adaptive environments. 

These protocols provide the tools, drivers and catalysts to build adaptive solutions. The use of these protocols requires having the necessary functional knowledge to manage the know-how and the know-why of the functions and processes involved.

Coordinator: Peter Belohlavek

Peter Belohlavek

Peter Belohlavek is the creator of the unicist evolutionary approach that was applied to social, economic, and business evolution. He was born on April 13, 1944 in Zilina, Slovakia. He is a complexity science researcher dedicated to the study of the evolution of adaptive systems and environments and the founder of The Unicist Research Institute and The Unicist School.

He discovered the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, that defines the root-causes of evolution, and ontointelligence, that defines the root causes of human intelligence.

These discoveries were the basis for the development of the double dialectical logic and the unicist evolutionary approach, that integrates abductive, inductive, and deductive reasoning. Such discoveries allowed managing the root causes of adaptive environments to build value adding strategies. As a consequence, this research led to the development of the unicist artificial intelligence. Learn more


The participants of the program have to be graduates and have to have confirmed experience in the field where the research is taking place. As complexity research is developed in a real working environment, they have to be responsible for the solutions that will be researched.