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The Fruits and Fallacies of Fred Skinner on Freedom
By Max Hocutt
This article appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Although the behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner (1904–1990) has faded from public view, his paternalistic ideals and advocacy of “positive reinforcement” to achieve them are increasingly popular among policy elites. Skinner’s expertise in designing lab experiments failed to save him from poor reasoning in his works of moral philosophy and utopian fantasy.



Other Independent Review articles by Max Hocutt
    Summer 2012   Rights: Rhetoric versus Reality
    Winter 2008   In Defense of Herbert Spencer
    Summer 2005   Sunstein on Rights
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Volume 18 Number 2
Fall 2013

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