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Old 08-15-2003, 05:00 PM
t-keela is offline
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BF Skinner dies...

In this question Whatever became of B.F. Skinner?

Cecil failed to mention anything about Skinner's demise.

He died of leukemia in Cambridge, Mass. Aug. 18, 1990

He had been at Harvard since 1948. He authored over twenty books. One of which, "Walden Two" was subject of a thesis I wrote in grad. school at UT. A strange but interesting approach to child rearing, it details the way Skinner would have people live. Everyone would be subject to controlled stimuli and raised in a "commune" with children being raised by the society rather than the parents.

It's definitely worth a read.


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