Unicist Functionalist Approach

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The Discovery of Ethical Intelligence and the Pleasure of Giving

If you feel sore give,
giving you will recover…

The research on the functionality of intelligence and the discovery of ethical intelligence developed at The Unicist Research Institute* opened new possibilities in the understanding of human behavior and its evolution.

In this context, approaching ethical intelligence helps to foster the development of the level of maturity and also respect its limits. This synthesis shows an excerpt of one of the segments of this research on ethical intelligence to provide an introduction to understand its nature.

The Nature of Ethical Intelligence

Ethical intelligence is the intelligence that structures stable and dynamic rules that determine the action of individuals in their environment. It determines their capacity to add value, their influence on the environment and on others and their time management.

On the one hand, the rules are stable since they respond to a purpose that is defined by the level of ethics within which the individual acts.

On the other hand, the rules are dynamic, because despite the fact that individuals are at a certain level, they are capable of determining alternative strategies that satisfy the objective they are seeking within that level.

Ethics is defined as a set of rules that are functional to a situation and to a certain perception of an accepted moral, and are supported by a complementary ideology.

Five levels of ethics have been found that sustain the behavior of the individuals:

  • Ethics of survival
  • Ethics of the earned value
  • Ethics of added value
  • Ethics of foundations
  • Conceptual ethics

The higher the level of ethical intelligence, the higher the level of consciousness an individual needs to have.

Ethical intelligence provides a set of rules that defines a specific framework in our behavior that can be functional to adapt to specific contexts. The knowledge of the prevailing ethical intelligence individuals have in a particular context shows how they add value, exert influence and manage time, helping to understand their adaptation to specific environments, and also how to manage their limits and possibilities.

Diana Belohlavek

*This synthesis is an excerpt of an introduction to the research on conscious intelligence led by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute. For more information, on the different types of intelligences and their functionality, you can access: https://www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/the-triadic-functionality-of-human-conscious-intelligence/

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