June 2012

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Introduction

Understanding Behaviorism by William M. Baum is a very silly and intellectually lightweight book which should not be taken seriously. However, there are inexplicably to be found a number of favorable reviews online, so I think another look at the book is well worthwhile. Understanding Behaviorism is philosophically confused and extremely dogmatic. Furthermore there are fundamental inconsistencies with the premises that the author advocates, with the conclusions he arrives at, and with what he actually, apparently, believes.

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