The objective in the research on fallacies was to find the inhibitors and antidotes to fallacies that hinder or avoid the evolution of adaptive systems and environments.
Fallacies are unconscious actions with apparent conscious outputs. For this reason, the discussion of fallacies is a taboo. People cannot accept being interpreted by others unless they demand it in a counseling environment.
This research demonstrated that greed, as a universally recognized “sin”, triggers fallacies and makes their discussion fully unacceptable. Greed legitimates shortcuts to appropriate “things”.
These shortcuts are in fact fallacies that are built sustained by the “fears” an individual has. These fallacies are triggered by greed and, in the case of teamwork, are motivated by the envy the apparent success of others’ greedy actions generates.
There are three types of greed that influence human behavior:
- The emotional greed
- The materialistic greed
- The intellectual greed
The purpose of emotional greed is to obtain love and recognition; the purpose of materialistic greed is to accumulate and the purpose of intellectual greed is to be right and recognized.
The purpose of greed is acted out by the exertion of power and sustained by manipulation to ensure the achievement of results.
“Greeders” tend to accuse others for their greedy actions while they deny their own greed.
This is the paradigmatic case of greedy intellectuals who accuse greedy businessmen/women for their greedy doings.
The discovery of the inhibitors and antidotes of fallacies provided the necessary tools to ensure professional work in adaptive environments.
Excerpt of the book “The Origin of Fallacies” by Peter Belohlavek
Unicist Executive Committee
NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed.