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Unicist Press Release: The Discovery of Conceptual Thinking and How it is Learned Expands Personal Possibilities.

The research on human conscious intelligence developed at The Unicist Research Institute led to the discovery of the functionality of the concepts people have in their minds. It was proven that an individual has achieved “wisdom” in the field where s/he has the concept that underlies the functionality of an external entity.

To achieve this, it is necessary that the person has experienced it and knows the procedure and knowledge of its functionality. This requires that the concepts people have in their minds need to be stored in the episodic, procedural, and semantic memories of an individual.

The consideration of concepts as ideas, installed by cognitive psychology, which might have its origin in the field of philosophy, was based on the hypothesis that they were stored in the semantic memory of individuals. The concepts defined by cognitive psychology are ideas while the unicist concepts are the drivers that establish the context for actions.

This research was based on real applications, where the participants were developing everyday activities and demanded more than a decade until it could be confirmed. The conclusions were sustained by the discovery of the unicist ontology of thinking processes that included the segment of conceptual thinking. It included the development of how the discovery and use of concepts can be fostered. Concepts cannot be taught; their discovery can only be catalyzed.

Artificial Intelligence Interpretations

Bard-Google Interpretation

This is a very interesting summary of the research on concept storage in the human mind. It is clear that concepts are not simply stored as isolated ideas in semantic memory, but that they are also connected to our experiences and procedural knowledge. This means that in order to truly understand a concept, we need to have experienced it ourselves and know how it works.

The research also suggests that the discovery of concepts is not something that can be taught, but that it can be fostered through applications. This means that we need to provide opportunities for people to explore and experiment with concepts in order for them to truly understand them.

This research has important implications for education. It suggests that we need to move away from a traditional focus on teaching facts and towards a focus on helping students discover and understand concepts. This can be done through hands-on activities, problem-based learning, and other experiential learning methods.

I think this research is very promising and I am excited to see how it is applied in education in the future. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Here are some additional thoughts on the research:

  • The research suggests that concepts are not static, but that they can evolve over time as we gain new experiences and knowledge. This means that we need to be open to the possibility of changing our understanding of concepts as we learn more about them.
  • The research also suggests that concepts are interconnected. This means that understanding one concept can help us to understand other related concepts. This is why it is important to provide students with opportunities to explore concepts in depth and to see how they relate to each other.

Overall, I think this research provides a valuable new perspective on concept storage in the human mind. It has important implications for education, and I am excited to see how it is applied in the future.

ChatGPT Interpretation

Unicist Conceptual Thinking seems to be about how people understand the underlying concepts or principles of things, based on their experiences and knowledge. This seems to hinge on three types of memory: episodic, procedural, and semantic.

  • Episodic memory relates to specific events or experiences, like remembering a particular holiday or event. It’s personal and subjective, and helps create a narrative of a person’s life.
  • Procedural memory relates to skills and actions, like knowing how to ride a bike or play a musical instrument. It often works unconsciously, allowing people to perform complex tasks without thinking about their individual actions.
  • Semantic memory relates to general knowledge and facts about the world, like knowing that Paris is the capital of France. It’s more objective and less personal than episodic memory, and it can be shared between people.

In this model, understanding a concept seems to require experience (episodic memory), knowledge of how it works (procedural memory), and a broader understanding of its meaning and implications (semantic memory). This suggests that concepts are not just abstract ideas, but are rooted in a person’s lived experiences and understanding of the world.

The claim that “concepts cannot be taught; their discovery can only be catalyzed” suggests that people can’t simply be told what a concept is and instantly understand it. Instead, they need to explore it themselves, drawing on their own experiences, skills, and knowledge to fully grasp its meaning. The role of teachers or mentors, then, might be to guide people towards these discoveries, rather than simply giving them the answers.

This is a fascinating perspective on learning and understanding. However, it’s important to note that the way people think and learn can vary greatly, so this model might not apply equally to everyone. Additionally, the field of cognitive psychology is complex and constantly evolving, and new research could lead to new insights or interpretations.

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Abstract Thinking, cannot be managed by Data Based AI. It is Human’s Responsibility.

This perspective on abstract thinking presents it as a fundamental tool for comprehension, problem-solving, and adaptation in an ever-changing environment. By integrating Charles S. Peirce’s concept of abductive reasoning and the unicist logic developed by Peter Belohlavek, which emulates the intelligence of nature, abstract thinking becomes a structured and practical approach to understanding the world around us. It allows for accessing the unicist functionalist principles that underlie actions.

Data-based AI, or more specifically, most current machine learning models, including deep learning models, do not have an inherent capacity for abstraction in the same way that humans do. The AI algorithms rely on massive amounts of data, extracting patterns and making predictions based on the specific input they’ve been trained on.

The abstract definitions of concepts in a data-based AI model depend largely on the human creators of the model. The AI is limited to understanding the concept as it has been defined by the data it has been trained on, which is provided and labeled by humans. Thus, the AI’s capacity for abstraction is bounded by the human’s abstraction capacity that created the training set.

Abstract thinking refers to the cognitive process of understanding concepts that are not grounded in sensory experience or immediate reality. It involves conceptual reasoning, problem-solving, and understanding relationships among abstract ideas, often beyond the constraints of time, space, and physicality.

When applied to abstract thinking, abductive reasoning might look like observing a problem or phenomenon, generating a hypothesis about its underlying mechanisms, testing this hypothesis, and refining our understanding of the phenomenon based on the results.

Unicist logic, on the other hand, is a methodological approach developed by Peter Belohlavek, based on the study of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature. Unicist thinking allows us to comprehend the unified field of complex adaptive systems in order to manage future scenarios and dynamics. It enhances abstract thinking by allowing us to better understand the inherent patterns and principles underlying different systems and phenomena.

Thus, when we weave together Peirce’s concept of abductive reasoning and the unicist logic, abstract thinking can become a powerful tool for grasping the principles that underlie actions and events in the world. It goes beyond the surface level, offering a deeper, comprehensive understanding of the relationships between elements in a system, the mechanisms driving changes, and the dynamics that shape the evolution of complex scenarios. This way, abstract thinking empowers us to better navigate, adapt, and thrive in our changing environment.

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A Logical Approach to Adaptive Systems and Environments

The unicist logical approach to adaptive systems and environments allowed making them reasonable, understandable, predictable and manageable. This approach is necessary to solve problems and manage conflicts at a social, business and personal level.

The power of the unicist logic lies in its simplicity. It only requires reasoning in terms of maximal strategies and minimum strategies and of complementation and supplementation. It implies moving from a dualistic approach towards a functionalist approach.

It is based on the discovery of the functionality of the intelligence of nature that drove to the development of the unicist logic, which allows managing the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive systems with open boundaries.

The unicist logic allows emulating nature by developing binary actions that manage maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results. It simplifies processes and actions by using objects and catalysts to ensure and accelerate the generation of results.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed

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Peopleware: the integrator of hardware and software

Peopleware is defined by the structure of objects that individuals have in their minds which define the models they use when dealing with hardware and software at work. It  provides the necessary information to transform business architectures into operational business models.

Peopleware is what allows integrating hardware and software providing the true driver of the business model.

It is necessary to understand the organizational equilibrium laws, the natural organization and the object driven business model in order to manage peopleware.

When peopleware has been defined and adequate aesthetic use of software with a solid hardware will make business processes operational.

Peopleware is perhaps the most significant development to provide business operational solutions to companies.

It allows transforming administrative systems into adaptive systems to upgrade work processes when managing businesses as unified fields.

Peopleware provides the utility to operational business models allowing software to be user friendly (aesthetic for the user) and the functionality of hardware to become solid.

By definition, an approach that deals with the deepest human drivers to work is abstract. This abstraction needs to be apprehended in a reflection process to approach solutions for work processes.

Peopleware is business architecture applied to work process design. Therefore, it is for people who have a sound knowledge of the business that is being modeled.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/turi.pdf

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Physicians and experts need to manage two languages

Like in Medicine, experts and consultants need to manage two languages, one to deal with the diagnoses and one to communicate with “patients”.

Medical practice deals with an extremely complex adaptive system: the human being. Therefore physicians need to mange two languages: one to deal with science and one to communicate with patients.

Medicine, as all the activities that deal with adaptive systems, requires the use of two languages: one to mange the “system” and one to deal with the “patient”.

The same happens with the unicist approach, it requires the use of conceptual language to deal with the business objects and plain language to communicate with clients.

A critical mass can only be achieved if these two languages are managed:

The Power of Technology

(Business objects – Conceptual language)

&

The Power of Simplicity

(Unicist approach – plain language)

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The Power of Action

(Facts – Factual language)
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Critical Mass = Results

Managing unicist ontology based and object driven technologies requires the use of conceptual language. It generates The Power of Technology.

The Power of Simplicity can only be achieved using plain language. Finally, The Power of Action uses factual language.

Therefore, when credibility is given, users do not need to mange the unicist technologies, just their applications. That is the way results are achieved.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
https://www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/turi.pdf

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Unicist IT Architecture: an In-company Clinic

This clinic provides the guiding idea to design and build IT Architectures. The maturity achieved by the IT technologies allowed making the next step, the integration of hardware and software with peopleware.

The unicist ontology based and object driven IT architecture is based on using the knowledge of the nature of a process, its components and its context to develop a system.

This allows generating the results defined by the business model. This technology uses a structural functionalist architectural approach to define the processes and the business objects that are needed and reliable to achieve the predefined results.

The Mutation of IT Architecture

The evolution of Information Technology generated its own mutation towards an upper level technology that manages hardware and software but allows the integration of peopleware to provide optimal solutions for work processes.

Peopleware is defined by the structure of objects that individuals have in their minds which define the models they use when dealing with hardware and software at work.

The Mutation

This mutation requires changing the way IT Architecture has to be designed. Peopleware is what allows integrating hardware and software providing the true driver of a work/business model. When peopleware has been defined, an adequate design of an aesthetic software architecture with a solid hardware architecture will make business processes operational.

Peopleware is perhaps the most significant development to provide business operational solutions. It allows integrating administrative systems and adaptive systems to upgrade work processes when managing businesses as unified fields.

Peopleware is part of an IT architecture applied to work process design. Therefore, it requires having or achieving a sound knowledge of the business/work processes that are being modeled.

We strongly recommend taking advantage of the mutation generated by the evolution of the information technologies.

Access more information at:
http://www.unicist.org/academic/clinic-unicist-it-architecture.php

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist

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Presentation of the Adaptive Project Management Technology

This Seminar provides the guiding idea to design and manage adaptive projects. The Unicist Project Management (UPM) was designed to manage adaptive projects in which the dynamic interaction with the environment requires managing feedbacks that change a project significantly.

This is the case, among others, of business processes, commercial processes, research processes and organizational processes.

These projects need to behave simultaneously as systemic projects, producing what depends on them, and as adaptive processes, in order to interact with the environment.

The unicist architecture of adaptive project management can be defined by the use of a business objects based execution that is driven by a solution approach.

The development of adaptive project planning includes the use of plans A, B, C and D to manage the adaptive project.

Adaptive Planning to Manage Adaptive Projects

Plan A

Plan A is the basic plan that follows the ontogenetic map of the solution of a project. It is the most participative project planning and management because it is based on the influence the manager exerts on the project.

Plan B

Plan B is a superior plan that includes plan A plus an entropy inhibiting object for the resistance. It is based on inhibiting the entropy by using expertise driven objects and the management of the peopleware of the project.

Plan C

Plan C is a superior plan that includes plan B plus a catalyzing object to accelerate the change. It is based on the use of a technology that allows establishing a superior, although less participative solution for the project.

Plan D

Plan D is a plan to abort the project if the possibilities of success are not given. It includes the development of a succedaneous solution.

Access more information at:
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Clinics

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist

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New Stage Retreat: The Unicist Maturity Standard

A retreat to synthesize the maturity standard to assess the possibilities of business expansion is starting now. The final objective is to confirm or change the pathway of the new stage of worldwide partnering expansion and to define the Unicist Maturity Standard to measure the conditions of business expansions.

It is the synthesis of almost 40 years of applications in more than 500 organizations and thousands of individuals, which allowed confirming that the individual work culture and the business culture are defined by the work / business processes that are being used.

You can access the unicist logical approach to businesses at:
http://www.unicist.org/scientific-collaboration/

As it is known, the Unicist Standard was developed to manage the adaptiveness of human actions in the individual, institutional and social fields. It establishes the basic fundamentals that need to be managed in any adaptive process.

The Unicist Maturity Standard has been developed to define the maturity of work processes in the individual and business field in order to define the critical mass an individual or organization has to influence the environment to grow. Growth implies going beyond existing boundaries, which implies “globalization” within a country or in the world.

The output of this retreat will be transformed into Unicist Maturity Guidelines to be used by our partners. These guidelines will be published on April 2, 2014.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist

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The Unicist Methodology to Research Human Adaptive Systems

The observation room for the Market Labs has been launched. It allows newcomers to become acquainted with the unicist complexity science research methodology. The Market Lab research is coordinated by Diana Belohlavek.

The methodology

There is a general research methodology that has to be followed to define the validity of a unicist ontological structure that is needed to deal with human adaptive systems.

The basic steps are:

  1. Develop the hypothetical structure of the ontology.
  2. Analyze the ontology and divide it into sub-ontologies following the laws of complementation and supplementation (only when necessary and possible).
  3. Define observable results that need to be considered to validate the ontology.
  4. Define the application fields of the ontology to validate its functionality.
  5. Develop the applications beginning with destructive and non-destructive pilot tests to forecast reality.
  6. Develop at least five experiences in the application field differing completely one from the other.
  7. Develop forecasts of at least three periods with full certainty.
  8. Restart the research process every time a deviation occurs.

Pilot Testing

Unicist Ontologies are omnipotent fantasies unless they have been tested. The testing of ontologies implies testing their functionality and requires a precise design of the tests. The “trial and error” use of objects is not a pilot test.

Pilot tests are the drivers of the unicist reflection processes. Pilot tests have two objectives:

  1. Falsification of knowledge
  2. Validation of knowledge

1) Falsification – Destructive testing

Falsification, in the field of complex problems, implies finding the limits of the validity of a given knowledge. To do so, it is necessary to develop experiences in homologous fields until the limits of validity are found. It defines the unified field that can be apprehended.

The falsification process is a destructive test for knowledge that is applied to realities with incomplete homologies. The destruction occurs when a condition is found to demonstrate the fallacy of the knowledge.

2) Validation – Non-destructive testing

Validation implies the factual confirmation of the validity of knowledge. Validation is achieved when knowledge suffices to exert influence on a reality in a predictable way.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist

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Invitation to Participate in our Global Organization

Unicist Logical Approach The Unicist Research Institute has a leading role in the market that deals with business expansion and with the solutions for the adaptive aspects of businesses.

We invite professionals to participate in this activity based on the knowledge of the “who is who” in this market. There are two different segments that need to be compared:

  1. The competition in the field of businesses.

  2. The competition in the field of superior education.

Here you can find an access to the information of the market:

Complexity Science Organizations

There are three main organizations in the world that are fully focused on complexity science and its application in the field of human complex adaptive systems.

We strongly recommend comparing their approaches to choose the one that is functional to your needs. We suggest beginning by accessing their institutional page to apprehend the concept of adaptiveness they manage:

Santa Fe Institute – Empirical approaches
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Institute/125124501057

New England Complex Systems Institute – Empirical approaches
https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Complex-Systems-Institute/112297818808432

The Unicist Research Institute – A unicist logical approach (based on a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist framework)
https://www.facebook.com/unicist

Adaptive System Solutions for Businesses

The Unicist Confederation is now expanding worldwide providing unicist object driven technologies to deal with the adaptive aspects of businesses. www.unicist.net

Educational Alternatives

We propose you compare the differences between unicist education and professional education by accessing the information on the unicist logical approach and the approaches to cross-cultural businesses of four major Global MBAs (2 in the USA and 2 in the EU).

We recommend beginning with the social communication of the different proposals.

1) Harvard Business School
https://www.facebook.com/HarvardBusinessSchool

2) Stanford Graduate School of Business
https://www.facebook.com/StanfordGSB

3) London Business School
https://www.facebook.com/LondonBusinessSchool

4) Insead – The Business School for the World
https://www.facebook.com/insead

5) Unicist Corporate University – The Unicist Research Institute
https://www.facebook.com/unicist

Teaching Hospitals in Business

The Unicist Corporate University (UCU) is the academic arm of The Unicist Research Institute that is organized as a Teaching Hospital that develops business residencies. It is based on technologies that allow building cross-cultural strategies:
http://www.unicist.org/sdp.shtml#cc

The UCU is now expanding worldwide installing In-company Corporate Universities to provide the unicist technologies to deal with the adaptive aspects of businesses. www.academic.unicist.org

Invitation to explore the business

If you are interested in participating please contact: n.i.brown@unicist.org

Executive Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/turi.pdf

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