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LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » July 15th, 2008, 7:07 pm

Two Treatises of Civil Government, by John Locke.
Edited by Thomas Hollis.

This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalogue page, http://librivox.org/two-treatises-of-civil-government-by-john-locke/
The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the "state of nature," and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civilization, asserting that the only legitimate governments are those which have the consent of the people.

Locke's ideas heavily influenced both the American and French Revolutions. His notions of people's rights and the role of civil government provided strong support for the intellectual movements of both revolutions. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)
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Post by d.e.wittkower » July 15th, 2008, 8:17 pm

Good to see we're finally getting this one done!

I've got sections 12 through 16 recorded already. They just need sound-cleaning, and introductory headers meeting your format.

So I guess I'll ask if I can claim those.

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Post by d.e.wittkower » July 15th, 2008, 8:42 pm

Well, I just fixed up section 12. It's here:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lm/twotreatises_12_locke.mp3

I think I'm going to rerecord these chapters though. My old USB mic setup produced so many annoying mouth noises! It's like I'm reading next to an suicidal goldfish.

Anyway, I guess I'd still like to claim 12 through 16, unless you would like to take some of those chapters for yourself!

Thanks for getting this going! It'll be an important addition to our catalogue.

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Post by russiandoll » July 16th, 2008, 1:03 am

I'll take 00 to 03, thanks.
rd
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Post by LeonMire » July 16th, 2008, 6:03 am

d.e.wittkower wrote:Well, I just fixed up section 12. It's here:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lm/twotreatises_12_locke.mp3

I think I'm going to rerecord these chapters though. My old USB mic setup produced so many annoying mouth noises! It's like I'm reading next to an suicidal goldfish.

Anyway, I guess I'd still like to claim 12 through 16, unless you would like to take some of those chapters for yourself!

Thanks for getting this going! It'll be an important addition to our catalogue.
Thanks, D.E.! I don't know what a suicidal goldfish sounds like, but I know what you mean (I practically disown all the recordings I made on my old mic). Anyway, I'll mark section 12 as completed and sign you up for the other four. Just let me know if you re-record.

I'm glad to get this one going, too.. it's such a foundational text, one that deserves to be read (or heard) more often. And I included the first Treatise, even though it's not as important, for the same reason I'm BCing Books 3 & 4 of Leviathan: I've never actually read it. Plus I bet it's never been done in audio form.
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Post by LeonMire » July 16th, 2008, 6:06 am

russiandoll wrote:I'll take 00 to 03, thanks.
rd
Certainly.. thank you!
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Post by ettelocin » July 16th, 2008, 9:03 am

May I have 18-20? Thanks!

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Post by LeonMire » July 16th, 2008, 3:58 pm

ettelocin wrote:May I have 18-20? Thanks!
Yes you may.. thanks!
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Post by Sibella » July 17th, 2008, 1:45 am

Hi Leon! Can I have 26-30?
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Post by LeonMire » July 17th, 2008, 5:24 am

Sibella wrote:Hi Leon! Can I have 26-30?
Definitely.. thanks Sibella!
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Post by jude » July 17th, 2008, 10:22 am

I'd like sections 21 and 22, Leon.

Thanks.

jude

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Post by LeonMire » July 18th, 2008, 6:44 am

jude wrote:I'd like sections 21 and 22, Leon.

Thanks.

jude
They're all yours, jude.. thanks!
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Post by russiandoll » July 18th, 2008, 2:41 pm

Short and sweet (05:56, 5.43MB):
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lm/twotreatises_00_locke.mp3

I've included the brief pre-preface editor's note on the edition and description of the scope of the two treatises. Just holler if you'd like them snipped out and it to start at 'preface' proper.
rd

Edit - and 01 (06:25, 5.88MB)
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lm/twotreatises_01_locke.mp3
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Post by LeonMire » July 18th, 2008, 7:56 pm

Thanks, rd! And no, I'm glad that you included the pre-preface preface. :)
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Post by russiandoll » July 21st, 2008, 8:04 am

02 (18:48):
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lm/twotreatises_02_locke.mp3

Would you mind if I did the whole of the rest of book 1 (04-11), Leon, as it doesn't seem to be being snapped up like book 2? I'd quite like to see it through.

rd

(Edit - Heh. That should read '18:48', close brackets.)
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