This article contains authorized excerpts from the book Unicist Logic. by Peter Belohlavek.
The Unicist Logic is a synthetic logic that emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and its maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to survive.
It was developed to validate the triadic functionality of natural and artificial complex adaptive systems and to design and build binary actions to manage them.
The unicist logic was developed to manage consciously the unified field of complex adaptive systems. Conscious reasoning allows developing fallacy-free decisions and actions to ensure the results of what intends to be achieved.
The purpose of consciousness is to discriminate reality in order to be able to differentiate the outside an individual needs to deal with, from the inside the individual uses to emulate the external environment. The different logical approaches define different reasoning structures to develop reliable solutions.
The unicist logic is the natural logic to deal with adaptive environments and is the integrator of all logical reasoning patterns. It is homologous with the “category theory”, which is the mathematics that integrates the different mathematics by using a superior level of abstraction.
This logic, which is based on human ontointelligence, allows dealing with the dynamics, evolution and nature of adaptive environments and provided the structure to build the unicist artificial intelligence. Non-adaptive environments are considered a “particular case” of adaptive systems.
Logic can be defined as the formalization of a fallacy-free reasoning process to solve specific categories of problems. There are as many logical reasoning patterns as there are different categories of problems that have been solved using a conscious reasoning process.
Precedents of the Unicist Logic
The unicist logic goes beyond philosophy, and is a scientific approach to the drivers of behavior and evolution. The main epistemological precedents of the triadic and the double dialectical approaches can be found in:
- The triadic universal categories of Charles S. Peirce
- The fundamentals of learning processes of Jean Piaget
- The triadic structure and unified field of the TAO
- The conceptualization of Immanuel Kant
- The first principles of Aristotle
The unicist logic is a double dialectical logic that emulates the structure of the intelligence that underlies nature, which makes it belong to the field of complexity sciences and not philosophy. Paradoxically, this logic integrates the functionality of the preexisting logical approaches. The unicist thinking process allows emulating the unicist logic in mind in order to apprehend complex adaptive systems.
The Mechanics of the Unicist Logic
From Dualism to Double Dialectical Approaches
The dualism of neural functionality makes dualistic logical approaches become the natural way to deal with reality. This dualism is functional in operational environments, ruled by cause-effect relationships where the actors dominate the consequences of their actions.
Common sense is the consequence of having found recipes using dualistic logic. Common sense rules are pre-concepts that work as recipes for the one who uses them.
At an abstract level, truth tables are also the consequence of the use of dualism. In the field of dualistic approaches things are true or false, good or bad, etc.
The disjunction “OR” is the basic rule when dealing with dualistic approaches in operational environments. This makes people feel powerful because they establish the “OR” they need.
But when dealing with adaptive aspects of reality there is no possibility to define actions using a dualistic approach because the triadic structure of reality cannot be apprehended with a binary model.
The triadic structure of reality is defined by a purpose, an active function and an energy conservation function.
To apprehend this triadic structure with a binary mind it is necessary to be able to build a double dialectical approach in mind that emulates a specific reality.
This approach was named unicist logic because it allows defining the unified field of adaptive systems in order to diagnose and influence them. It is based on the fact that in complex systems all the elements are integrated by the conjunction “AND”.
The Unicist double dialectical approach leaves behind the truth tables (True “OR” False) and replaces them with functional tables evaluating the functionality based on predefined purposes.
The unicist reflection process: action-reflection-action is the technology to be used to transform dualistic logical approaches into unicist double dialectical approaches in order to define complex adaptive systems.
This technology allows starting with the use of exclusive disjunctions “OR” and ending with the use of conjunctions “AND”.
This process requires that those who have decided to deal with complex problems need to be fully focused on producing results, have sound knowledge of the problem and have decided to influence it in an adapted way.
The paradox is that at the end the diagnoses and solutions found need to be transformed into operational “recipes” in order to make them manageable by ordinary people.
But it has to be considered that without being able to manage the triadic structure of complex adaptive systems, the diagnoses and solutions developed are either palliatives or fallacies that cannot produce meaningful results.
Complementation and Supplementation Laws
Unicist Thinking requires emulating in mind the complementary and supplementary relationships that integrate the double dialectic. The elements that are part of an entity in nature are integrated by supplementary and complementary relationships. There exist no other types of relationships in nature.
These relationships can be perfect or imperfect. When they are perfect the entity evolves in a stable way, when they are imperfect they generate a high level of entropy.
The purpose, the conservation function and the active function of a concept are integrated by logical rules which sustain their unity.
While the purpose and the active function are sustained by the supplementation law, the purpose and the conservation function are integrated by the complementation law.
It is a relation between elements with redundant purposes and active functions, having a different homeostatic element. One of the elements has a superior “myth” that challenges the evolution of reality.
It is an interdependent relation between two elements, actions or ideas. Each one of these elements has what the other element requires and they both have a coincident homeostatic element.
Complements sustain the weaknesses of the purpose to avoid the entropy produced by the action.
When the homeostatic value can buffer the changes produced by the active function, the functionality/credibility zone is relatively stable. Learn more:
The Evolution and Involution Laws
When talking about evolution, we always refer to the evolution of a reality that is regulated by the multiple concepts organizing its “unified field”.
The Evolution Law
Evolution implies the existence of an ontological algorithm to achieve a purpose. The first step appears to be putting the purpose into action.
This implies a previous step: the understanding of the purpose. Then the first step is putting it into action. Without understanding no action is possible. The second step is then finding a way to optimize the energy; thus the energy conservation principle is applied.
The Involution Law
Involution begins at the same stage as evolution: understanding the purpose.
But when an individual cannot adapt to the environment s/he chooses to begin by conserving the energy in order to gain time to understand this reality. Learn more:
Going Beyond Dualism
Dualistic thinking is “the” aprioristic fallacy when dealing with adaptive systems that have biunivocal relationships with their contexts. Dualism is only functional in non-adaptive environments driven by univocal cause-effect relationships. The consequence of dualistic thinking is that people believe in a dialectical behavior. Adaptation becomes impossible when using dualistic thinking.
The dualistic dialectics of Hegel and Marx transformed this dualistic approach into a social myth that provided an oversimplified perception of reality and a way to influence it. Both dialectics are only functional in non-adaptive environments.
While the neural functionality is dualistic (neurons are “on” or “off), the ontogenetic intelligence of nature is triadic. Therefore, it is necessary to integrate two dualistic approaches to apprehend the nature of things and develop binary actions to influence adaptive environments.
Dualistic Dialectics vs. Double Dialectics is the battle between the exclusive disjunction “OR” and the conjunction “AND”.
Unicist Double Dialectical Reasoning
The unicist evolutionary approach is based on the discovery that human actions are driven by the concepts they have in their minds, which are triggered by the conceptual short-term memory (CSTM).
This approach manages the concepts and fundamentals of processes and is synthesized in the unicist strategy and the unicist logic that emulate the intelligence, organization and evolution of nature to develop maximal strategies to grow and minimum strategies to ensure results.
It uses abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning to forecast, produce and ensure results. Abductive reasoning is used to access the concepts of things and define the possibilities of what can be achieved, inductive reasoning is used to develop destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and deductive reasoning is used to develop validation tests and manage the operation.
Double dialectical reasoning allowed developing the unicist artificial intelligence that integrates abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning to develop logical inferences.
Unicist AI uses the ontogenetic maps of the unified field of the concepts and fundamentals of adaptive functions while learning from the environment through pilot tests.
Unicist Binary Actions: An Emulation of Nature
The unicist logic to influence adaptive systems and environment was created by Peter Belohlavek in 1986 and is an emulation of the triadic structure of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature.
The unicist logic drives towards binary actions that allow transforming abductive, inductive and deductive reasoning processes into value adding actions.
Its application allowed its author to develop the structure of complexity sciences to study and deal with adaptive systems and environments.
The use of unicist logic allows emulating the structure of adaptive systems to develop binary actions to manage their dynamics and evolution.
Double dialectical reasoning allows individuals to apprehend and manage the concepts and fundamentals of adaptive environments to influence them by developing binary actions that include the use of catalysts.
This has to happen within the scope of what is possible to be achieved and following the evolutionary synchronicity. The use of binary actions in adaptive environments requires the use of catalyzing objects and has to occur within the limits of a functional wide context.
The Levels of Use of the Unicist Logic
Stage 1): Pilot test
These are the individuals that did a pilot test of the use of the unicist logic. A pilot test is considered done, when it was preceded by a destructive test, done by the user, to confirm the limits of the solution proposed, a non-destructive test to prove its validity and a true successful application.
Stage 2): Sporadic user
Sporadic users take advantage of the unicist logic without integrating it structurally in the processes of their activities. They use it when the preexisting solutions do not work. They trust it as a second way out to solve problems.
Stage 3): Structural user
Structural users included the unicist logic in their processes and use the concepts that are included in the ontogenetic maps. They consider the logic as something that everyone should be using, and they do not imagine working without it.
Stage 4): Sponsor
These are individuals who manage the unicist logic and made the effort to learn the basics that sustain it and the concepts that underlie. They understand the HOW and WHY of the processes they deal with and have a valid knowledge of the limits of its application.
The Functionality of the Unicist Logic
The unicist logic allows understanding the functionality, dynamics and evolution of adaptive systems and environments. It is the basic knowledge needed to develop strategies in these environments. It applies to any kind of strategies.
The Mathematics of the Unicist Logic
The Mathematics of the unicist logic was developed to define the field of the possibilities to influence a reality and the probabilities of being successful when doing so.
The unicist mathematical solution is very simple. Considering the three dimensions that underlie a given reality, the integration of the three elements is given by their multiplication. What is being multiplied is:
- The purpose
- The active function
- The energy conservation function
Optimal functionality is considered as 1 (one) and dysfunctionality is considered as 0 (zero).
The credibility zone functions as a fuzzy set. The non-destructive pilot testing, when researching the concept of a reality, defines the validity of the credibility/functionality zone. The destructive testing defines the external “limit” of the credibility/functionality zone.
When analyzing a specific fact, the aesthetic of a specific coat, the credibility zone is given by the category of “coats”. Considering the categorical credibility zone, the perception of the aesthetics of the particular coat should be nearby 1 (one).
But credibilities and functionalities are continuously moving. There are conjunctural movements, between the invariables “security” and “freedom”, and there are structural movements towards “expansion” or “contraction”. The structural movements that occur define the trend of a culture.
“1” (one) must be considered the optimum of a credibility or functionality. The optimum is placed at the external limit of the credibility/functionality zone driven by the existing trend. This is the point where the minimum energy is required to adapt to an environment.
Declining environmental trends lead towards contraction. Evolving environmental trends lead towards expansion.
Extreme contraction produces the implosion of reality and extreme expansion produces its explosion.
Unicist Mathematics intended to give an answer to the question of the possibilities to succeed when a particular reality differs significantly from 1 (one).
Differentiation may be caused by three reasons.
- The active function is not functional enough.
- The energy conservation is insufficient.
- The purpose is far away from being fulfilled.
The change of actions (through the active function) depends on the will of the individual to do so and on his success in the process.
The change in the energy conservation function requires a previous change in the action principle that makes the conservation dysfunctional.
The change of the purpose of a reality implies changing both the actions, to make it possible, and the energy conservation, to sustain a different purpose without changing the credibility/functionality zone.
Thus the probability to succeed when a particular reality must be changed to adapt to an environment can be defined as:
P(S) = Purpose3 * Energy conservation function2 * Active function
This shows how difficult it is to influence an environment when the specific action that is proposed differs from reality.
When the distance between the purpose being proposed and the purpose of the environment is significant, the project is basically unachievable, because the necessary energy to change the environment is so high that is uneconomical.
When the distance between the energy conservation function of a specific proposal differs significantly from the environment, the cost of influencing reality is extremely high and the possibilities of achieving adequate results are low.
The only function that can be influenced with affordable costs is the active function. This is why innovations are only possible if the distance to the pre-existing reality is accessible without making structural changes.
The Unicist Research Institute