Walden Two

Author: B. F. Skinner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844178
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Walden Two from the Author: B. F. Skinner. This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.

Walden Two

Author: B. F. Skinner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780872207783
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Walden Two from the Author: B. F. Skinner. This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. It is now widely recognized that great changes must be made in the American way of life. Not only can we not face the rest of the world while consuming and polluting as we do, we cannot for long face ourselves while acknowledging the violence and chaos in which we live.The choice is clear: either we do nothing and allow a miserable and probably catastrophic future to overtake us, or we use our knowledge about human behavior to create a social environment in which we shall live productive and creative lives and do so without jeopardizing the chances that those who follow us will be able to do the same. -Back cover.

Walden Two

Author: Burrhus Frederic Skinner
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780024115102
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Walden Two from the Author: Burrhus Frederic Skinner. A Utopian community organized around behaviorist principles offers provocative alternatives to a society lacking direction

Walden Two

Author: Jerome H. Skolnick
Publisher: Macmillan College
ISBN:
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Walden Two from the Author: Jerome H. Skolnick. A fictional outline of a modern utopia.

Living Walden Two

Author: Hilke Kuhlman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252091655
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Living Walden Two from the Author: Hilke Kuhlman. In Walden Two, behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner describes one of the most controversial fictional utopias of the twentieth century. During the 1960s and 70s, this novel went on to inspire approximately three dozen actual communities, which are entertainingly examined in Hilke Kuhlmann's Living Walden Two. In the novel, behavioral engineers use positive reinforcement in organizing and "gently guiding" all aspects of society, leaving the rest of the citizens "free" to lead happy and carefree lives. Among the real-world communities, a recurrent problem in moving past the planning stages was the nearly ubiquitous desire among members to be gentle guides, coupled with strong resistance to being guided. In an insightful and often hilarious narrative, Hilke Kuhlmann explores the dynamics of the communities, with an in-depth examination of the two surviving Skinnerian communities: Comunidad Los Horcones in Mexico, and Twin Oaks in Virginia. Drawing on extensive interviews with the founders and key players in the Walden Two communities, Kuhlmann redefines the criteria for their success by focusing on the tension between utopian blueprints for a new society and communal experiments' actual effects on individual lives.

A Walden Two Experiment

Author: Kathleen Kinkade
Publisher: William Morrow &Company
ISBN: 9780688000202
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A Walden Two Experiment from the Author: Kathleen Kinkade. From the Back Cover: Twin Oaks, perhaps America's most famous and successful commune, was founded in rural Virginia in 1967 by Kathleen Kinkade and several other people, all of whom were influenced by B.F. Skinner's Walden Two. Eschewing primitivism for its own sake, embracing technology instead of rejecting it, these creators of Twin Oaks set out to build a community not only structured but also experimental in which the goal was the "good life". Kathleen Kinkade describes in great detail the story of the hard work put in by people who wanted to live together in as much harmony as possible.

Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Walden from the Author: Henry David Thoreau.

Living Walden Two

Author: Hilke Kuhlman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252091655
Size: 39.47 MB
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Living Walden Two from the Author: Hilke Kuhlman. In Walden Two, behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner describes one of the most controversial fictional utopias of the twentieth century. During the 1960s and 70s, this novel went on to inspire approximately three dozen actual communities, which are entertainingly examined in Hilke Kuhlmann's Living Walden Two. In the novel, behavioral engineers use positive reinforcement in organizing and "gently guiding" all aspects of society, leaving the rest of the citizens "free" to lead happy and carefree lives. Among the real-world communities, a recurrent problem in moving past the planning stages was the nearly ubiquitous desire among members to be gentle guides, coupled with strong resistance to being guided. In an insightful and often hilarious narrative, Hilke Kuhlmann explores the dynamics of the communities, with an in-depth examination of the two surviving Skinnerian communities: Comunidad Los Horcones in Mexico, and Twin Oaks in Virginia. Drawing on extensive interviews with the founders and key players in the Walden Two communities, Kuhlmann redefines the criteria for their success by focusing on the tension between utopian blueprints for a new society and communal experiments' actual effects on individual lives.

Walden Pond

Author: William Barksdale Maynard
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195181379
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Walden Pond from the Author: William Barksdale Maynard. A chronological narrative of Walden history explains the reasons for Thoreau's decision to build a home in the woods and recounts physical alterations made to Walden in the name of public access and safety.