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Post by Caeristhiona » February 24th, 2007, 11:07 pm

Complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume.

Here's another juicy tidbit for The LibriVox Non-Fiction Club. I thought it would be easier to attack this one before undertaking the massive Treatise. The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume's masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sought to reach a wider audience, and to dispel some of the virulent criticism addressed toward the former book. In it, Hume explains his theory of epistemology, and argues against other current theories, including those of John Locke, George Berkeley, and Nicolas Malebranche.
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Last edited by Caeristhiona on October 2nd, 2007, 10:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by rootpi » February 25th, 2007, 1:54 am

Gotta love the Scottish Enlightenment :)
May I have section 2 please?

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Post by Justin Brett » February 25th, 2007, 2:38 am

This looks fun.

May I have the last 3 sections - 17 to 19 - please?

Thanks!

Justin.

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Post by Gesine » February 25th, 2007, 5:16 am

Gimme 03. I'm not taking any new sections (as you can see) but when I do, they have to be short. ;)
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Post by CarlManchester » February 25th, 2007, 9:26 am

I'll take 1, 4 and 5 for now please.

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Post by Gesine » February 25th, 2007, 10:04 am

Caet - are we reading the footnotes? And how are we reading the section numbers - just 18: blabla or section 18 blabla or what?
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Post by Caeristhiona » February 25th, 2007, 10:08 am

Phew, this went fast. :) Consider yourselves signed up.
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Post by Caeristhiona » February 25th, 2007, 10:10 am

Gesine wrote:Caet - are we reading the footnotes? And how are we reading the section numbers - just 18: blabla or section 18 blabla or what?
Yes, read the footnotes.

If by section number you mean the little numbers that come above paragraphs, don't bother with reading those. They're more to help you find your place and mark the boundaries of complete points than anything. This was before the topic sentence rule we all learned so well in English class.
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Post by Gesine » February 25th, 2007, 10:53 am

Caeristhiona wrote:
Gesine wrote:Caet - are we reading the footnotes? And how are we reading the section numbers - just 18: blabla or section 18 blabla or what?
Yes, read the footnotes.

If by section number you mean the little numbers that come above paragraphs, don't bother with reading those. They're more to help you find your place and mark the boundaries of complete points than anything. This was before the topic sentence rule we all learned so well in English class.
Ah. Not sure what the topic sentence rule is, but... I thought the numbers were also for easy reference. Anyway, I'll leave them out, thanks.
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Post by d.e.wittkower » February 26th, 2007, 1:38 pm

I'd like to take 6 and 7.

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Post by mishahu » February 27th, 2007, 9:31 am

I'd like to do 8 and 13, please.

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Post by Gesine » March 5th, 2007, 6:12 am

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein

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Post by Justin Brett » March 5th, 2007, 3:16 pm

Here's Section 17: http://www.mediafire.com/?cy2odznxkdz

Hope it makes sense. I think I knew what I was reading about, but often only when I got to the end of the sentence...

J.

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Post by mishahu » March 11th, 2007, 1:46 pm

I'm a little confused (not unusual :) ). I am reading section 8 Of Probability. It is section 8 as delineated above, but in the Index of the book itself, it is section 6. What do I call it in the intro and outro - Section 6 or Section 8?

Thanks.

Elaine

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Post by Justin Brett » March 11th, 2007, 3:51 pm

Here are my other two: Section 18 (http://www.mediafire.com/?dyyzymnmtyk) and Section 19 (http://www.mediafire.com/?2vznnyjwzyq)

Hope they make sense!

Justin

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