9/25/79 by B. F. Skinner: In my address to the Japanese Psychological Association on Sunday, I pointed to the importance of cultural practices in bringing out the best of which the individual is capable.
Articles for Philosophy
by B.F. Skinner: When I was a little kid, I had a weird babysitter. She was very pale and thin, with dark hair and a tentative smile. She wore blouses with big trumpet sleeves, out of which poked her bony white wrists and elbows. She seldom made physical contact. She lived just up the street […]
1967 Preface by Noam Chomsky: Rereading this review after eight years, I find little of substance that I would change if I were to write it today. I am not aware of any theoretical or experimental work that challenges its conclusions; nor, so far as I know, has there been any attempt to meet the […]
by B.F. Skinner: What is felt when one has a feeling is a condition of one’s body, and the word used to describe it almost always comes from the word for the cause of the condition felt. The evidence is to be found in the history of the language-in the etymology of the words that […]
First published in Journal of Experimental Psychology, 38, 168-172. by B.F. Skinner: To say that a reinforcement is contingent upon a response may mean nothing more than that it follows the response. It may follow because of some mechanical connection or because of the mediation of another organism; but conditioning takes place presumably because of the temporal […]
The lecture begins with an explanation of why Plato’s Apology is the best introductory text to the study of political philosophy.
This is an audiobook recording of Bertrand Russell’s chapter on Plato’s Republic.
The Allegory of the Cave, by Plato (427-347 B.C.) is a great example of the psychology behind control.
The first episode of Three Minute Philosophy explores a relatively the work of Plato.
A creative and modern look at Plato’s Theory of Forms.