On Reasonable Inquiry and Analysis Domains of Sympérasmology

Imre Horváth*

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Sympérasmology was proposed as the theory of synthetic system knowledge (SSK), which is seen as the fuel for the engine of systelligence. There are two main reasons why the proposal is made: (i) rapidly growing, SSK represents a third category of knowledge beside common personal knowledge and testified scientific knowledge, and (ii) though important, neither modern gnoseology nor contemporary epistemology studies its nature, principles, progression, and impacts. The need for rational and empirical studies of SSK is also underpinned by the on-going intelligence revolution, in which knowledge is deemed to be a productive power, a cognitive enabler of smart systems, and a strong transformer of social life. Sympérasmology is still in an embryonic state. Notwithstanding, a map of possible inquiry and analysis domains is released for a public debate in this paper. These domains can be sorted into four categories: (i) rudiments, (ii) principles, (iii) faculties, and (iv) implications. This paper explains these categories and the related domains of interest, and discusses some relevant aspects of study. Without striving for exhaustiveness, it elaborates on many relevant discussion topics and issues. The paper emphasizes that a precise specification of the scope and objectives of sympérasmology needs a stream of exploratory research studies as well as further insightful philosophical discussions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-43
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of Integrated Design and Process Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • domains of inquiry and analysis
  • Intellectualized engineering systems
  • sympérasma
  • sympérasmology
  • synthetic system knowledge


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