This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/an-introduction-to-the-principles-of-morals-and-legislation-by-jeremy-bentham/
Bentham's ambition in life was to create a "Pannomion", a complete Utilitarian code of law. Bentham not only proposed many legal and social reforms, but also expounded an underlying moral principle on which they should be based. This philosophy, utilitarianism, argued that the right act or policy was that which would cause "the greatest happiness of the greatest number" — a phrase of which he is generally, though erroneously, regarded as the author — though he later dropped the second qualification and embraced what he called "the greatest happiness principle," often referred to as the principle of utility. (Summary by wikipedia)
- How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- Is there a deadline?
Target completion date of this project: June. 2009 - updated deadline: November 30, 2009 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
- Where do I find the text?
Source text (please only read from this text!): Link
- Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
Please leave out footnotes in sections still be recorded (in some sections footnotes may already have been included) - also please leave out the Roman Numerals at the start of each block of text
In the spirit of November Clean-Up month, all readers can claim a maximum of 1 section at one time - as soon as you submit a recording, you are welcome to claim your next section.
This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
BC - please provide *all of* the following:
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 18 (19 with preface, but not sure whether it is PD material)
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: not sure
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bentham
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
[*]Short description (please state who wrote the description. This can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD):
[*]Date of first publication: 1789
[*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years) 1832
Please check the Recording Notes:
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
- "Chapter [number] of [An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation.]. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
- If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name]"
"An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham. . Chapter [number]"
- At the end of the section, say:
“End of Chapter [number]"
- If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
- At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"End of An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham."
Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
principles_morals_legislation_##_bentham.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. principles_morals_legislation_01_bentham.mp3 - see Notes in Magic Window for the correct mp3 name for your section!)
ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: Jeremy Bentham
Album: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: jc - Jc
- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Please post below or PM me.