A “Cruel Science” What Ask Is Up To
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.
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