[SOLO] The Philosophy Of Immanuel Kant (1919) by Lindsay, Alexander Dunlop [Philosophy]

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Post by LectorRecitator » November 8th, 2018, 9:38 am

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∙ Title: The Philosophy Of Immanuel Kant
∙ Author/Editor: Lindsay, Alexander Dunlop (1879–1952), Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow
∙ Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack, Ltd
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: 1919

NOTE: If one compares the contents of both versions of 1913 & 1919 one gets the impression of the latter being an enlarged edition. However I presume it is due to stretching of the text in the latter one and that both impressions are identical in context, but I might be wrong. The one available at Project Gutenberg is the 1913 edition. The attached copy is the 1919 version, which I believe it is prudent to be the one that gets recorded, just to be on the safe side, since it is larger.

Description

A brief examination of Kant’s philosophical thought.
The author focuses strictly on the Three Critiques and from these he pinpoints essential aspects, which he subsequently examines one by one accordingly in 7 chapters.
A well written introductory study, worth recording.

"There is a story that Schopenhauer used to begin his lectures on Kant by saying: "Let no one tell you what is contained in the Critique of Pure Reason." The writer of this little book hopes that no one will imagine that he has disregarded this warning. There are no short-cuts to the understanding of a great philosopher, and the only way to appreciate the greatness of a philosophic system is to study the philosopher's own writings. All that the writer of a book like this can hope to do is to persuade others to undertake that study by interesting them in the problems with which it deals, and by offering a few suggestions which may help to an understanding of it. I have said nothing about the numerous other works which Kant wrote. For the three Critiques contain his system, and the understanding of that is all-important."

(Foreword of the Book)

Readability Information

115 pages long, divided into 7 brief chapters, plus 1 page of Foreword and 1 page of Bibliography worth reading.
1 illustration out of text.
Total: 117 pages.

(Suitable for Novice/Solo Readers)

Lector Recitator’s Readability Rating

Not in regards to Subject Matter or Overall Length, but Structure
(i.e., Division of written material into Chapters/Sections & Subchapters/Subsections and their individual length.)

∙ 1/5: Laborious
∙ 2/5: Challenging
∙ 3/5: Readable
4/5: Quite Readable ←
∙ 5/5: Exceedingly Readable

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https://archive.org/details/philosophykand00linduoft/page/n7
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«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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Post by ColleenMc » November 10th, 2018, 10:05 am

I do like your readability scale!

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Post by LectorRecitator » November 10th, 2018, 10:54 am

Thank you, I hope it will prove helpful for aspiring readers.
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«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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Post by Elizabby » November 12th, 2018, 1:32 am

7 relatively short chapters would make a good solo, maybe even a first solo. I was looking for a group project, but this is a bit short to work well for a group.

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Post by Foon » November 18th, 2018, 2:08 pm

This looks interesting! I like reading philosophy books. :) It might still be a good idea to find a different version though, since this one has some damages that makes the text illegible here and there (for example, some tape(?) on p.32/33).
I'm deep into a solo at the moment, but I'll keep this one in mind, if no one takes it up in the mean time. :)
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Post by LectorRecitator » November 18th, 2018, 5:18 pm

Most titles in the "The People's Books" series were initially published between 1912–1914.
Some of them were revised later on and released anew with the indication "Revised Edition", as was the case with Professor Taylor's Aristotle:

(1912) https://archive.org/details/aristotle00tayliala/page/n5

(1919) https://archive.org/details/aristotle00tayluoft/page/n9

In Lindsay's case, noticing a later publication date together with alterations in contents and length –despite lacking any indications of a revised or enlarged edition– made me cautious that this might be the case as well.

However, one copy from 1920 displays contents identical with the 1913 version.

(1920) https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95944/page/n5

(1913) https://archive.org/details/philosophyofimma00linduoft/page/n7

Therefore, as I stated in my initial post both versions are most probably identical in content, but it would be prudent of whoever deciding to record this one to go through a detailed check in advance, just in case.
«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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Post by Wise4ss » December 31st, 2018, 11:09 am

I like you, LectorRecitator! You seem to have a great amount of skill when it comes to finding philosophical and historiographical texts.

If you're still in need of a reader for this one (and if you're alright with having me record it) I'd be interested in taking on this project or anything similar you have in store for the near future. This would be my first solo work -- just something to keep in mind if you're looking for someone with more experience recording (although I am a philosophy student so I am somewhat familiar with the content.)
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Post by Elizabby » December 31st, 2018, 4:44 pm

These book suggestions are posted for anyone to take up, however before launching a solo I strongly suggest doing at least one section in a group project to get the feel of the LV systems. It could be a short poem or a chapter in a group project - just something to get the hang of it with an experienced BC and DPL to help you. The coloured links in my signature go to active projects or just go to the "short works" forum and look in there!

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Post by Wise4ss » December 31st, 2018, 4:57 pm

Elizabby wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 4:44 pm
These book suggestions are posted for anyone to take up, however before launching a solo I strongly suggest doing at least one section in a group project to get the feel of the LV systems. It could be a short poem or a chapter in a group project - just something to get the hang of it with an experienced BC and DPL to help you. The coloured links in my signature go to active projects or just go to the "short works" forum and look in there!
Certainly! I've already tried to claim a chapter in "The Romance of Piracy" project, and I was waiting for a moderator to approve the chapter I've selected/name I want to read under. I didn't intend on doing this one until I completed that or something comparable. However, if you have a project that you think I'm better suited for or that will take less time to get approval, then I'll gladly do it. Just point me in the right direction!
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Post by LectorRecitator » December 31st, 2018, 6:17 pm

Thank you for your kind words. As Elizabby rightly stated anybody can take up any suggestion posted in this section—as long as it is in the Public Domain—therefore, you would not need anyone's permission.

In my estimation, this title would be quite doable for a novice reader, due to its structure and overall length. Good Luck.
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«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2018, 6:30 pm

Wise4ss wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 4:57 pm

Certainly! I've already tried to claim a chapter in "The Romance of Piracy" project, and I was waiting for a moderator to approve the chapter I've selected/name I want to read under. I didn't intend on doing this one until I completed that or something comparable. However, if you have a project that you think I'm better suited for or that will take less time to get approval, then I'll gladly do it. Just point me in the right direction!
The BC (Book Coordinator) said that you're welcome to record that section you claimed, so you can go ahead and record it. You got a verbal OK; you don't have to wait for her to wake up (she's in the Netherlands) and enter your name officially into the Magic Window. :)

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Post by Wise4ss » December 31st, 2018, 7:06 pm

TriciaG wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 6:30 pm
Wise4ss wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 4:57 pm

Certainly! I've already tried to claim a chapter in "The Romance of Piracy" project, and I was waiting for a moderator to approve the chapter I've selected/name I want to read under. I didn't intend on doing this one until I completed that or something comparable. However, if you have a project that you think I'm better suited for or that will take less time to get approval, then I'll gladly do it. Just point me in the right direction!
The BC (Book Coordinator) said that you're welcome to record that section you claimed, so you can go ahead and record it. You got a verbal OK; you don't have to wait for her to wake up (she's in the Netherlands) and enter your name officially into the Magic Window. :)
Fantastic, thank you! I'll also try to work with Elizabby on another project as soon as I can.
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Post by Elizabby » December 31st, 2018, 8:42 pm

Thanks for the thought, but you don't need to feel obligated to anyone in particular around here - you'll find people who are around will drop helpful comments when they can. I don't really do much philosophy which I see is your area of interest - I'm mainly doing history or dramatic works at the moment, and I do children's books fairly frequently. But for a reader, you need to go with what is interesting to you to make it work.

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