Beyond Freedom s Reach

... they invited him to go with them to Virginia on a slave-buying junket and promised him his freedom when he returned to Louisiana with the cargo of flesh. Connor played along. He convinced them that he had 26 Beyond Freedom's Reach.


Author: Adam Rothman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674368125

Category: History

Page: 263

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After Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862, Rose Herera’s owners fled to Havana, taking her three children with them. Adam Rothman tells the story of Herera’s quest to rescue her children from bondage after the war. As the kidnapping case made its way through the courts, it revealed the prospects and limits of justice during Reconstruction.

Personality Theories

But first, “useless” concepts like “freedom” and “dignity” must be abandoned, he thought. Skinner's long essay, Beyond Freedom and Dignity, summarized not only his thinking but also what behaviorism meant for the general population.


Author: Albert Ellis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412914222

Category: Psychology

Page: 696

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Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives is the groundbreaking, final text written by Albert Ellis, long considered the founder of cognitive behavioral therapies. The book provides students with supporting and contradictory evidence for the development of personality theories through time. Without condemning the founding theorists who came before him, Ellis builds on more than a century of psychological research to re-examine the theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler while taking an equally critical look at modern, research-based theories, including his own.

Politics and Human Nature

92,93, 162 and Skinner, B. F., Beyond Freedom and Dignity, London, Cape, 1972 (originally published 1971), p. 101. Skinner, Beyond Freedom and Dignity, op.cit., p. 26. Skinner, Walden Two, op. cit., pp. 69, 114, 115; 32; 35, 148; 121; ...


Author: Ian Forbes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474287326

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Human nature is political, and this volume explains why and how. It is of interest to students of political thought and behaviour, as well as those studying the history of ideas and political philosophy. The subjects discussed in this book include the conceptions of human nature at the heart of political argument and theory; the identification of major theories of human nature and the functions they perform in epistemological and explanatory terms; the examination of key individual thinkers and major intellectual traditions, probing the origins and impact of each view of human nature and assessing their theoretical and practical strengths; as well as a practical orientation, focusing on specific areas of politics, to highlight the role played by often competing theories of human nature and so contrast their accuracy and efficacy. The conclusion brings into close contrast the separate theories of human nature as it applies to politics, throwing into sharp relief the major problems found in its varied form and usage, and pinpoints the prerequisites for the sound but fruitful study of politics and human nature.

Freedom and Reactance

Skinner , B . F . Beyond freedom and dignity . New York : Knopf , 1971 . Steiner , I . D . Perceived freedom . In L . Berkowitz ( Ed . ) , Advances in experimental social psychology . Vol . 5 . New York : Academic Press , 1970 .


Author: Robert A. Wicklund

Publisher: Halsted Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002167677

Category: Free will and determinism

Page: 205

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Management Lives

... 'Psychology as the behaviourist views it'. The Psychological Review, 20: 158-77, p. 10. 12 See, for example, Skinner, B.F. (1953) Science and Human Behaviour. New York: Macmillan; Skinner, B.F. (1971) Beyond Freedom and Dignity.


Author: David Knights

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446231883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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`The authors bring a spark of vitality and life to an area that could be cynically viewed as a series of conflicting fads and fashions....I would recommend anyone in the process of reviewing or designing an entrepreneurship development course to consider the benefits that this book would bring to the teaching process' - Entrepreneurship and Innovation `Using fiction in the classroom as an approach to stimulating the study of people in organizations is well-established. What this book contributes is a way of exploring some of the existential elements of life in organizations, which are typically difficult to study. It will be on my reading lists. Hopefully, this example, and regrettably few others which exist, will contribute in the long term to the reformulation of how the lived experience of organizational life may be explored in the classroom' - Leadership & Organization Development Journal Based on courses taught by the authors over many years, this innovative text is a lively and accessible analysis of people at work and the problems they have to confront. The student is introduced to a range of key themes in management such as: power and identity; consumption and bureaucracy; rational choice and meaning all through the medium of characters and situations in contemporary literature. The clear theoretical framework, supported by footnotes, summaries and further reading guides, makes this an introduction to management the student will find useful as well as enjoyable.

Brainstorms Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Beyond Freedom and Dignity (New York: Knopf, 1971), p. 11. See also Skinner's About Behaviorism (New York: Random House, 1974): p. 31: “Almost all versions (of mentalism) contend that the mind is a non-physical space in which events ...


Author: Daniel C. Dennett

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262534383

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

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An anniversary edition of a classic in cognitive science, with a new introduction by the author. When Brainstorms was published in 1978, the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science was just emerging. Daniel Dennett was a young scholar who wanted to get philosophers out of their armchairs—and into conversations with psychologists, linguists, computer scientists. This collection of seventeen essays by Dennett offers a comprehensive theory of mind, encompassing traditional issues of consciousness and free will. Using careful arguments and ingenious thought experiments, the author exposes familiar preconceptions and hobbling intuitions. The essays are grouped into four sections: “Intentional Explanation and Attributions of Mentality”; “The Nature of Theory in Psychology”; “Objects of Consciousness and the Nature of Experience”; and “Free Will and Personhood.” This anniversary edition includes a new introduction by Dennett, “Reflections on Brainstorms after Forty Years,” in which he recalls the book's original publication by Harry and Betty Stanton of Bradford Books and considers the influence and afterlife of some of the essays. For example, “Mechanism and Responsibility” was Dennett's first articulation of his concept of the intentional stance; “Are Dreams Experiences?” anticipates the major ideas in his 1991 book Consciousness Explained; and “Where Am I?” has been variously represented in a BBC documentary, a student's Javanese shadow puppet play, and a feature-length film made in the Netherlands, Victim of the Brain.

B F Skinner

The same holds for Skinner's Beyond freedom and dignity ( 1971a ) : even if the arguments and the proposals exposed in the book have little basis in scientific analysis , there they are , and they are challenging enough not to leave ...


Author: Marc Richelle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0863773915

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

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B.F. Skinner has been praised as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, but was also attacked by a variety of opponents within and outside the field of psychology.

The New World of Educational Thought

BEYOND FREEDOM AND DIGNITY “ A REVOLUTIONARY MANIFESTO ” John Platt B. F. SKINNER's book , Beyond Freedom and Dignity , is a revolutionary manifesto . It proposes the design of a new society using new methods for improving the behavior ...


Author: Frank A. Stone

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 084220282X

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Mental Health and Mental Disorders An Encyclopedia of Conditions Treatments and Well Being 3 volumes

136 | Bibliotherapy Description Beyond Freedom and Dignity is the name of a book written by American psychologist B. F. Skinner and was first published in 1971. The book challenges the concept of dignity, which Skinner refers to as free ...


Author: Len Sperry

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440803833

Category: Psychology

Page: 1310

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Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies


If we are beyond freedom , we are beyond morality . The biological , psychological and social sciences have certainly made us aware of how limited our freedom is . In fact , they have made us so aware that the modern day " out " for ...


Author: Charles E. Curran

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809142481

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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A collection of published articles, from progressive to conservative, on conscience, edited by one of the foremost scholars in the field.