Giresun for After explaining the theory and benefits of operant conditioning, Skinner concludes Beyond Freedom and Dignity with a plea that we abandon the unnecessary and ultimately fatal prejudices about freedom and autonomy that prevent the timely resolution of our worsening woes. Skinner proposes that we abolish autonomous man . . . the man defended by the literatures of freedom and dignity. His abolition has been long overdue. Autonomous man is a device used to explain what we cannot explain in any other way. Giresun 2016.