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We’re Living in a Scroll-and Swipe Doom Loop Culture:

I am not a fan of B.F. Skinner. But that’s not because his experiments don’t work. I will admit that they produce the desired results, at least within certain limits (that’s important and I’ll return to these limits later). My opposition is based entirely on my views of how we should treat people—it’s ethically wrong to manipulate them like rats in a Skinner Box.

I think the problem with behaviorism—like any variety of the now ubiquitous “outcomes-driven” approach to the world—is that it is only interested in the ends. If we get the end we’re looking for, who cares about the means required to get there?

As is so often the case, Kant was right.

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