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B.F. Skinner's Walden II: A Guide to Understanding the Classics

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 71 pages
Published July 1st 1976 by Monarch Press
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Sara
Aug 02, 2013 Sara rated it liked it
Walden, o la vita nei boschi (o qualcosa del genere) è un romanzo di H. D. Thoreau di cui questo non è il seguito ma vi si contrappone nettamente delineando una società perfetta (?) secondo le orripilanti ma fisiologicissime teorie della psicologia comportamentista, di cui Skinner è uno dei principali esponenti.
Secondo Skinner è possibile crescere un individuo come si addestra un cane, secondo il cosiddetto "condizionamento operante", in soldoni: fornendogli adeguati stimoli all'azione e rinfor
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Sep 06, 2012 Jonathan Karmel rated it liked it
Enjoyed this descriptiono of a utopia (dystopia?), in the form of a planned community that employs cultural engineering. One facet of life that I did find utopian was the quotidian use of cloth napkins, since I hate paper napkins.
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One of those books you will have only come across as a student, but worth a read anyway and than a good sit and thing about society.
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B.F. Skinner is not a great writer, but you still have to love the book!
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I read this a few times as a teenager and liked it. It's thought-provoking.
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