Economic Sciences is a paradigmatic field of complex adaptive behavior. The unicist approach to economics integrates pragmatism, structuralism and functionalism. This first post is about the pragmatic aspects of the unicist approach. If you want to find the roots of pragmatism, we recommend reading the works of Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey.
The unicist approach to complexity science was developed in order to provide a methodology that is specific to deal with complex adaptive systems in order to avoid the extension of the use of methodologies that correspond to the field of researching systemic aspects of reality.
This drove towards the integration of a pragmatic, structural and functionalist approach to research in the field of complexity sciences that is the framework used in all the researches done at The Unicist Research Institute.
The research in the field of complex adaptive systems does not allow artificial experiments because they change the conjunction of elements that integrate them.
Therefore a pragmatic approach that integrates practice and theory is needed.
This implies that complexity science requires the integration of reliable knowledge (theory) with experiencing (practice) in order to define the functionality of a complex adaptive system.
The Unicist pragmatism is based on the integration of theory and practice based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic map of the specific aspects of reality which include their fundamentals.
Unicist pragmatism is based on the unicist reflection process (action-reflection-action) and the use of destructive tests to establish the limits of the theoretical knowledge and non destructive tests to put pragmatism into action.
If you are not aware of the meaning of the word pragmatic, we strongly recommend researching the concept “pragmatism”.
NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.