Unicist Functionalist Approach

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Unicist Functionalist Approach

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The Unicist Standard Language to deal with Adaptive Environments

The unicist standard language is a universal language like mathematics. It has its own semiotics like musical language.

A precedent of the unicist standard language is the ancient Chinese language. The unicist standard language is a conceptual language that uses natural language and the unicist double dialectical logic to define ontogenetic maps that describe the functionality of adaptive environments.

Unicist standard language allows dealing with the concepts of things, emulating the way they are stored in the brain, and translating them into natural language to define actions that can be communicated to people who do not manage the concepts of a specific field.

The unicist standard language has its grammar and syntax and can be shared with anyone who can read the language. It was created by Peter Belohlavek to describe, define and manage the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive environments.

Both mathematical language and unicist standard language emulate solutions in different fields.

They are both a sort of metalanguage that is integrated with other languages in order to work in the real world.

Data based artificial intelligence uses mathematical language while fundamentals-based artificial intelligence uses unicist standard language.

Functional languages are defined as integrative languages that are driven by the double dialectical logic. Synthetic and factual language are the structural functional languages, which have several “sub” languages.

Operational languages are defined as dualistic languages to ensure the generation of predefined actions. Syncretic and analytic languages are the basic operational languages, which have several “sub” languages.

The Unicist Standard Language allows Managing Systems with Open Boundaries

Adaptive systems are integrated by objects and have open boundaries, which makes them unmanageable using systemic sciences. The absence of variables and the existence of objects, which are adaptive systems in themselves, require managing the concepts that drive the functionality of the objects and of the system as a whole.

When seen from the outside, the functionality of adaptive systems with open boundaries appears ambiguous. When the intrinsic functionality is understood, using the unicist evolutionary approach, their structural behavior is predictable while the operational behavior is environment dependent. There is no intrinsic ambiguity when the concept of a system has been apprehended.

The Potential Energy of Languages

Languages have potential energy, which is defined by their underlying logical structures. “Potential energy is energy that is stored – or conserved – in an object or substance. This stored energy is based on the position, arrangement or state of the object or substance.”

The potential energy of a language is homologous to nuclear energy, which is the energy that holds together the nucleus of atoms. In the case of languages, it is the energy that holds together the nucleus of logical models. The integration of the different logical patterns is what allows having the energy needed to generate value.

The functional application of languages can be defined as:

  1. Syncretic/Operational Language = Operational activities
  2. Analytic Language = Analytic activities
  3. Factual Language = Systemic activities
  4. Synthetic Language = Conceptual activities
  5. Mathematical Language = Dealing with systemic activities
  6. Unicist Standard Language = Dealing with complex adaptive activities

The level of energy of languages depends on the level of complexity that their underlying logics can manage.

Levels of Potential Energy

Languages can be classified according to their levels of potential energy:

  1. Syncretic/ Operational Language (+)
  2. Analytic Language (++)
  3. Factual Language (+++)
  4. Synthetic Language (++++)
  5. Mathematical Language – In systemic environments (+++++)
  6. Unicist Standard Language – In complex adaptive environments (+++++)

The level of potential energy is empowered by the complementation of languages. The application of this superior level of energy requires remaining in the field of functionality of the basic language a person uses:

  1. Syncretic/Operational with Factual Language (++++)
  2. Analytic with Synthetic Language (++++++)
  3. Factual with Syncretic/Operational Language (++++)
  4. Synthetic with Analytic Language (++++++)
  5. Mathematical with Unicist Standard Language (++++++++++)
  6. Unicist Standard with Mathematical Language (++++++++++)

The complementation among syncretic/operational, analytical, factual and synthetic languages with mathematical languages ensures the value generation using these languages in systemic environments.

The complementation among syncretic/operational, analytical, factual and synthetic language with unicist standard language ensures the value generation using these languages in adaptive environments.

Unicist Standard Language and the Double Dialectical Logic

The unicist standard language is based on the unicist double dialectical logical that is the logic that emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and regulates the functionality of any adaptive system.

The Unicist Dialectics allows dealing with adaptive systems managing the integration of their double dialectical behavior.

With this double dialectical approach (purpose – active function, purpose – energy conservation function) one can understand the structure of an adaptive system and its evolution.

Unicist Dialectics is based on the emulation of adaptive systems, emulating the ontogenetic intelligence of nature (purpose, active principle, energy conservation principle).

Its application to adaptive systems made the emulation of individual, institutional and social evolution possible.

To approach a reality integrated by three elements with a dualistic mind it is necessary to consider it as a dualistic integration of binary elements.

Those who do not have the abstraction capacity consider the dialectical behavior based on observable facts of reality. They cannot differentiate essential correlations from cause-effect relations.

Individuals who have the necessary functional intelligence and the will to add value to an environment, and are able to see the double dialectics, develop two different actions to ensure results: on the one hand, they impulse action and on the other hand, they develop actions to inhibit entropy.

The use of the unicist standard language is what makes functionality in adaptive environments possible.

Ontogenetic Maps: the Semiotics of Unicist Standard Language

The integration of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, the anthropological invariables and human ontointelligence made the development of the ontogenetic maps possible.

The example of the structure of the unicist strategy helps to see the functionality of the ontogenetic maps of the unicist standard language. This strategy emulates the intelligence of nature, having a maximal strategy to grow and a minimum strategy to ensure survival

This is a universal description and definition of a strategic process that can be applied to any field: individual strategies, social strategies, business strategies, etc.

These ontogenetic maps are timeless meaning that they are valid as long as the function they represent exists. For example, the ontogenetic map of a lifeboat exists and remains unchanged as long as its function exists. Technologies change, cultural contexts are different, but the ontogenetic map of the lifeboat remains the same.

Ontogenetic maps are also cross-cultural because the integration of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature with the anthropological (cultural) invariables defines the nature of a function in synthetic language.

On the one hand, this makes the unicist ontological structures self-evident in any culture and, on the other hand, it makes the ontological algorithms that define the ontogenetic maps be perceived as logical, because they follow the natural way something needs to be developed.

The unicist standard language manages the unicist ontology that defines the ontogenetic map of an adaptive entity and is essentially analogous to the DNA of a living being. They both define the nature of the being, have an implicit purpose and materialize the action and the energy conservation principles.

The Learning of Unicist Standard Language

This language has been developed to research complex adaptive systems and to apply the unicist evolutionary approach to build adaptive systems or manage complex problems in adaptive environments.

The learning of this language requires following constructivist steps:

  1. Understanding the foundations that underlie the mechanics of the language.
  2. Learn the mechanics of the rules that define the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive environments.
  3. Develop applications of the unicist evolutionary approach beginning with those that are less complex until the apprehension of concepts becomes a natural habit. These applications need to happen in a field where the learner has sound empirical experience.
  4. Reading analogous cases generates paradoxical results unless the learner already manages the unicist standard language. It drives to compare with personal approaches and hinders understanding the conceptual methods.

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