Book Reviews of Walden Two

Walden Two
Walden Two
Author: B. F. Skinner
ISBN-13: 9780024115102
ISBN-10: 002411510X
Publication Date: 3/1/1976
Pages: 301
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I just "love" this book. Several groups have used this book as a "guide" for forming their communities. The most notable is TWIN OAKS. If not familiar with them. Do a "google".
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B.F. Skinner, the legendary psychologist, presents his vision of a Utopian society where human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human technology.
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Walden Two is a great story about a Professor who goes to visit a Utopian community and ends up being unable to leave.
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This has been one of my favorite books for many years now. I have actually reread it which I never do. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in the social sciences.
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Great book. I would like to live in this utopian society. Skinner is brilliant.
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An essential read: a story told well enough, though probably not "literature" according to the purists; an illuminating look into some of the dynamics of any community or culture; a literary experiment for anyone studying behavioral psychology, rounding out an understanding that could otherwise be only scholastic or analytical. Skinner was one of the most important behaviorists of his period, and his ability to apply those principles to a decent work of fiction is impressive in its own right. The story line is only slightly dated, in that it is somewhat representative of emerging (or passing)subcultures of the time; but even that is insightful as a window into that part of our history as well. Recommended on multiple counts!