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This text was immediately controversial upon its release as Skinner insisted that the world's problems required dealing effectively with human behavior.  Our welfare and very survival would require dispensing with notions of "freedom" and "autonomy" and various"states of mind" as explanations for our behavior.  Instead, the welfare of humankind depends upon a recognition of how the physical and social environment affect us if we are to achieve anything resembling freedom and dignity.

Hardbound - Good Condition

B.F. Skinner's Beyond Freedom & Dignity, 1971

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