Walden Two | Study Guide

B. F. Skinner

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Overview

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Author

B. F. Skinner

Year Published

1948

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Walden Two uses the first-person narration of the character of Professor Burris to accentuate his character transformation.

Tense

Walden Two is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title of Walden Two alludes to the book Walden by American transcendentalist (believer in spiritual and intuitive thinking above scientific or material thinking) Henry David Thoreau. Walden is a classic work set at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1854, that focuses on an individual's separation from society. In contrast, Walden Two is B.F. Skinner's proposal for a completely separate and autonomous society.

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