The Atomistic Structure of Relationship: Robert Rosen’s Implicate Order

John J Kineman, Bela A Banathy, Judith Rosen


A careful synthesis of Robert Rosen’s theories about relational entities resulted in discovery of an entailment pattern between ontology and epistemology. We have called this “the relational atom” to emphasize its foundational status within a relationally analytical framework. This framework constitutes a natural philosophy and underlies material descriptions of reality, including current mechanistic theory. We believe this model represents, in essence, the natural structure of relationship, from which both traditionally objective and traditionally subjective entities arise. The essence of this understanding, however, is to objectify the entire model. The model and some of its possible applications are discussed.


Relational, complexity, epistemology, ontology, information

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