Walden Two - Chapters 29-31 Summary & Analysis

B. F. Skinner
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Chapters 29-31 Summary

The party's afternoon plan of a walk is canceled due to rain, and Steve and Barbara join a group of musicians for an impromptu concert. Castle, Frazier, and Burris are alone, and Burris takes the opportunity to accuse Frazier of being a manipulator and despot. Through the design of Walden Two, Frazier controls all the members. Frazier does not deny that the design of Walden Two controls behavior, but he says that mankind has no course but to go down the path of Walden Two to find a better society. Castle says that a science of behavior leaves people without freedom, and Frazier counters that without it, people are only controlled by less beneficent forces, like politicians and salesmen. Castle refuses to deny personal freedom. He accuses Frazier of trying to control behavior, at the same time believing that true control is impossible.

Castle tries...

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