Unification in Physics & Political Economy


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The Aim & Goal of all Modeling: Clarity in Navigating Risk & Opportunity

A compilation of monographs on the subjects of unification in modeling (1) physical phenomena and (2) domestic & global economic structure in stocks and flows, both of these from a phenomenological perspective which is intended to be quantitatively and qualitatively rigorous. When the phenomenological perspective is understood to be necessarily historical, the introductory monograph can be understood as unifying in the development of these two schools of thought. When that perspective is understood to be necessarily subjectively human, the unification becomes complete with an understanding of the essential nature of being human.


To paraphrase the father of the scientific method, Francis Bacon, in his essay ‘Of Studies’, one undertakes the study of a subject 1) for the simple pleasure of a private investigation, 2) for the recognized level of understanding it might offer in contributing to a public discussion, and 3) for the expertise that it might provide to further knowledge of that subject for the benefit of individual souls and the community in which they live.

Expertise tends to accrue to those that specialize in an area of study and initiative, but that does not mean that understanding is lost to a generalist, provided they understand the fundamentals of the generalist’s craft. That craft has steered me over a lifetime to pursue items 1 and 3 of Bacon’s tricolon. By studying only what gave me pleasure, and that generally in the interest of a greater good, it has largely kept me from the tedium of garnering public accolades with the primary interest of pursuing a livelihood. There is nothing amiss in realizing 2 if it is a natural result of success in 3, but to date, study of physical and political economic phenomena have fallen short of a unified understanding in those fields, so to posture 2 in the hopes of producing 3, especially at the sacrifice of 1—therein lies the rub.

A unified understanding of a subject of study as in 3 is generally the fulfillment of an impulse that starts out as a love for that study in 1. A generalist studies Life, so a generalist starts out with a Love for Life. Satisfaction, as a unified understanding of that study of Life, naturally inclines one to the public arena, since that is where Life occurs. It is also where many specialists decide to stake their claim, not simply to their particular area of expertise, but too often as purveyors of a unified truth. Perhaps they see it as such. A generalist understands that there is special, in-depth study of any subject matter that must be foregone in the interest of time, but this is something that every specialist must do in areas outside their own specialty. We are all, therefore, generalists in terms of our own experience of Life in 3, which from a philosophical perspective makes us all phenomenologists, all amateurs at Life.

Each individual soul studies phenomena in their field of experience from birth by focusing on change in the position of things, as displacements. Those things constitute forms both living and inert. Some changes are repetitive and regular; some are singularly noted; regular repetitive changes are understood to gauge time. These living and inert forms are recognized over time to embody intent—familiar or foreign. Living forms exhibiting familiar intent to maintain Life become the basis for the study of husbandry and politics and economics and the social and biological sciences. Inert forms set by unknown intent in a familiar invariant capacity to resist change as in a continuous background against which constant change can be observed, become the basis for the study of the heavens and the earth and the physical sciences. These intentional studies of forms and processes produce the abstract methods of mathematical logic, which applied to fields of various study differentiate those fields of existential constructs, as functions of more essentials things, as fundamental qualities. Unification in any study understands existing phenomena in the barest of essential qualities.

Current study in the life sciences understands the most fundamental essentials as an expression of survival intent—desire on the part of ensouling lifeforms to continue living—or in the derivative social sciences, its human cultural measure, as financial status—the desire for the wherewithal to continue living, money. Study in the physical sciences, especially physics, understands those essentials as unit forms and processes of transformational, energy–performing work—again, as required for continued living—not just energy intended for work, but intentional work for producing energy.

My approach as a generalist, as a phenomenologist, has been to reduce all such studied phenomena to the essential fundamental understanding of displacement, initially recognized by a soul from birth as the distance between a child and its maternal sustaining Love. All mechanical functions of Life—static, dynamic, and kinematic—are expressible in various combinations of observable or computable length as power, energy, action, force, and momentum in their quantum and classical mechanical, chemical, electromagnetic, and biological forms. Mass and time are derivable properties from an essential inertial capacity of change in place over time. The inertial constant in the modeling of these technical essays on physics gauges quantum mass and time as an inverse measure of distance. In the related economic essays, that gauge is the intentional productive capacity of the individual human being as a soul; as it comes to recognize the building blocks of Life in the field of existential phenomena; as it covers the distance from its maternal moment of birth to what lies beyond.

Martin Gibson is a student of Life, dba UniServEnt.org in the design, construction, and independent insurance adjustment business for the past 50 plus years.