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On Chomsky's Appraisal of Skinner's Verbal Behavior: A Half Century of Misunderstanding.
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PMID:  22478467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The history of the writing of Verbal Behavior (Skinner, 1957), Chomsky's review (1959), and MacCorquodale's rebuttal (1970) are briefly summarized. Chomsky's recent reflections on his review are analyzed: Chomsky's refusal to acknowledge the review's errors or its aggressive tone is consistent with his polemical style but comes at a minor cost in consistency and plausibility. However, his remarks about the place of Skinner's work in science reveal misunderstandings so great that they undercut the credibility of the review substantially. The gradual growth in the influence of Skinner's book suggests that its legacy will endure.
Authors:
David C Palmer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Behavior analyst / MABA     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0738-6729     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Anal     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303067     Medline TA:  Behav Anal     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-67     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Smith College.
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