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John Jay Kineman

University of Colorado & The Nexial Institute
Research Scientists, Ph.D.
United States
SIG Chair: Relational Science

The RS SIG inquires into the nature and origin of complexity, wholeness, and life following the theories of mathematical biologist Robert Rosen and recent “holon” synthesis of John Kineman, along with related or alternative investigations. Investigation is from the perspective of general causality, especially “closed loops of entailment”. We assume that complexity is fundamental in nature and that mechanisms and life emerge from opposite ways complex systems can be organized. We advance through research, collaboration and Fellowships, reporting annually to ISSS. We invite related efforts to test and expand Relatonal Science along multiple research tracks.
The RS SIG pursues a general systems inquiry into the nature and origin of complexity, wholeness, and life following the theories of mathematical biologist, Robert Rosen. We approach the subject non-traditionally from the perspective of causality of and beyond material process, focusing on “closed loops of entailment” (generally not allowed in mechanisms). A recent synthesis by John Kineman led to “R-theory”, which describes whole systems in terms of relational “holons” as closed causal units in nature and category theory. Others explore alternative or related aspects of Relational thinking. We assume that complexity is fundamental in nature and that mechanisms and life emerge from opposite ways complex systems can be organized: e.g., local reduction to states vs. partly non-local self-entailment.We advance through research, collaboration and Fellowships, reporting annually to ISSS. In 2016 Dr. Roberto Poli (UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems) organized a 7-member Fellowship in South Africa. Before that, Dr. Mary Edson led IFSR Team 6 (also 7 people) which completed a book in 2016 using relational theory for Systems Research. We invite papers referencing (following or opposing) the Rosen-Kineman framework as we continue to test and expand it in many domains of science and scholarship. Research tracks include (but are not limited to):1. Development:a. Category theory logic of complex systems and holonsb. Critique and comparison with other theoriesc. Role in General Systems Theory and systems philosophy2. Application and testing:a. Sustainability science & Ecological niche modelingb. Information science and socio-ecological informaticsc. Evolution theory and origins of lifed. Cosmology and physicse. Vedic meta-science and pre-historical civilizationf. 2nd Order Cybernetics (entailment of consciousness)g. Psychology and spiritual inquiry3. Education:a. Basic principles for K-12b. Public outreach and application to daily lifec. Undergraduate and Graduate curriculaKeywords: Relational Science, Complexity, Holon Theory, Robert Rosen, Whole Systems
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