Freedom and equality?

Lisa & Ian Murray seamus at
Thu Aug 31 22:47:35 PDT 2000

>>Miles wrote: This is a pretty generous summary of the rise and fall of
> in psychology as a scientific discipline. In fact, Skinner's ideas
> fell out of favor in the 1960s and 1970s among psychological researchers
> because a growing corpus of cognitive research clearly disconfirmed
> basic behaviorist tenets.

Some scholars cite Noam Chomsky's 1957 Syntactic Structures and his 1959 review of Skinner's Verbal Behavior, to which Skinner never replied, as the death knell of behaviorism. An anarchist slam dunk on authoritarianism in yet another neglected dimension of human affairs :-)


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