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Inside ManThe Discipline of Modeling Human Ways of Being$
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Mihnea Moldoveanu

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804773041

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.001.0001

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A “Cruel Science” What Ask Is Up To

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Inside Man
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.003.0007

This chapter discusses issues related to the modeling of human ways-of-being. It provides different interpretations of the model–modeler relationship and suggests that ascriptive science can be understood as a science of purposive, intelligent, data-driven self-inquiry and self-transformation. The chapter also highlights the need for ascriptive scientists to understand that every individual is a self, and that a self something to be achieved by doing the hard and humbling work of self-experimentation and not something one possesses solely by virtue of being biologically human.

Keywords:   modeling, ways-of-being, model–modeler relationship, ascriptive science, self

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