Behond Freedom Dignity Author:BF Skinner We can no longer afford freedom, says B.F. Skinner, the most influential and controversial psychologist of our time; we must design our culture to shape the behavior eeded for survival. Here is Skinner's masterwork--a brillaint analysis of today's most pressing problems and a stunning, detailed plan for change that challenges many of Westn man's... more » most sacred ideals and personal freedoms. COnsidreed 'one of the most important happenings in 20th-century psychology,' this book has already stirred nationawide debate through the force and shock fo its ideas. The year'smost controversial bestseller!
Notes: The front cover is torn.
See extended discussion of this book's controversial ideas in Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Freedom_and_Dignity
Skinner's ideas are not quite so radical as they've been criticized. One of his ideas is that thinking about human behavior is challenged by the fact that we are inside ourselves, and thus have a heavy conflict of interest. And second, much of our ideas and instincts about the world arise directly from our evolution, including ideas that aren't helpful any more in a society that is no longer a hunter-gatherer society, and in fact is destructive of a modern society.« less