K.DE GREENE has proposed the following structure for a "Unified field theory", giving for each contributing theory the main constructs.
"-Field theory in particle physics
Only totally meaningful
Attraction and repulsion
"-Field theory of critical phenomena
Correlation of elements
Source of new information
Order parameter (Extended)
Nonequilibrium phase transitions
Exogenous forces (Control parameters)
"-Dissipative structure theory
Thermodynamically open systems
Driving role of fluctuations
Informationally closed system
Feedback loop structure
Endogenous behavior generation
Equilibrium/desequilibrium focus" (1994, p.18).
This quite complete synthesis emphasizes the convergence of a number of independently emerged theories and concepts within the general frame of reference of cybernetics and systemics and the corresponding methodologies.
Many interesting linkages propositions could be proposed and fruitfully explored
In a different spirit, the French biologist H. PRAT did propose a theory of the "Unitary field" in biology (1964).
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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