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Skinner's double life as both perpetrator and innocent victim: a reply to Baars

Toates, Frederick (2004). Skinner's double life as both perpetrator and innocent victim: a reply to Baars. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11(9) pp. 57–63.

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Abstract

In response to Baars’ (2003a) contribution, it is argued that crucial elements of Skinner’s perspective need to be integrated within a broader context of psychology including consciousness studies. The behaviourists championed processes that are an integral part of our psychological composition. The history of psychology is one of pointless fragmentation, with particular processes being adopted by charismatic advocates and turned into an all-embracing philosophy. Skinner was not alone in doing this. Skinner’s double life, it is argued, as an instance of a duality of existence, is a feature that applies to most if not all people.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1355-8250
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 3609
Depositing User: Frederick Toates
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 10:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3609
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