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Walden Two

B.F. Skinner

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Bjork, D. W. B. F. Skinner: A Life. New York: Basic Books, 1993.

Marcuse, H. Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into Freud. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969.

More, Thomas. Utopia. Translated by H. V. S. Ogden. Arlington Heights, IL: AHM Publishing Corporation, 1949.

Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Knopf, 1992.

Skinner, B. F. Beyond Freedom and Dignity. New York: Vintage Books, 1971.

Skinner, B. F. Walden Two. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1948, 1976.

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May not be important, but...

by Funky-Train, September 03, 2013

On your character summary, you wrote that Barbara Macklin is Rodgers' girlfriend, but they're officially engaged. I think this is a significant detail, because Steve introduces his girlfriend, Mary Grove, informally as "my girl." This shows an immaturity in Steve, whereas Barbara and Rodgers view their relationship seriously.

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Almost certainly irrelevant, but...

by byposted, April 30, 2016

Chapter 3-5 makes reference to the group sitting down at a picnic table, and while they did initially suppose this was its purpose, the narrator notes that they later observed the tables being used for the outdoor instruction of children. In fact, they had child sized benches, on which only three adults could fit - including Frazier and the "two girlfriends." The rest of the group sat on the grass. Why the courtesy of sitting on a surface should be extended exclusively to females - as if they are due the same respect as their guide, Frasier,... Read more