COMPLETE - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Hume NF/ec

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LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » May 3rd, 2007, 11:39 am

This audiobook is now complete and available to download from the catalogue page:-
http://librivox.org/dialogues-concerning-natural-religion-by-david-hume/


I am great fan of David Hume, and being also an avid reader in the philosophy of religion, his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is among my favorites. I have considered coordinating this project as a dramatic works, because it's a lot like Plato's dialogues, but in the end I've decided it'd be better for me to go solo.

The first reason for this is practical - unlike Plato's dialogues, there's a narrator, Pamphilus, who constantly interjects into the middle of the speeches to tell us that Cleanthes said such and such "with an air of contempt" or something like that. It'd be awkward to have someone speak those lines, but it's often necessary to know what he says. But he does have some long speaking parts as well. So it'd be too confusing to have one person speak Pamphilus's parts half the time, and then the other three people speaking his parts the other half. This is resolved much more easily by just doing it alone.

My other to reasons, to be honest, are purely selfish. I'll have a whole month with nothing to do when this semester ends, and I would like to get it done during that time. Still, I'm giving myself some leeway on the target completion date. The other reason is that I like the work so much, I wanna do it all myself! I want to become intimately acquainted with this work, and I know that reading every paragraph over and over until you get the emphasis just right is a great way to do it.


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  1. Short description (can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD. Please state who wrote the description): To come
  2. Example of your file names: naturalreligion_01_hume.mp3
  3. Example of your ID3 tags:
    Title: Part ##
    Artist: David Hume
    Album: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
The first section is titled "Pamphilus to Hermippus." The rest of the sections will be titled "Part 01, Part 02" and so on, up to Part 12.
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Post by oneinmany » May 3rd, 2007, 5:20 pm

An interesting choice, can't say i had heard of it before this post. But, now that i have, i look forward to hearing it. Good luck on recording!

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Post by earthcalling » May 3rd, 2007, 9:49 pm

Leon,

I'll MC this for you. Database thingumy coming up...

David

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Post by earthcalling » May 3rd, 2007, 10:04 pm

OK, all done.

In your first post, I've left in the question of th summary, as a reminder we'll still need that, and your filename and tag info.

Can you put your files directly onto my server?

ftp access:-
server:- librivox.earthcallingdavid.com
username:- librivox@earthcallingdavid.com
password:- v0xateer (the 0 is a zero)

or web uploader:-
http://librivox.earthcallingdavid.com/cgi-bin/uploader/upload.cgi
password for uploads:- v0xateer (the 0 is a zero)
NB - The uploader doesn't seem to work with Safari or IE. Great with Firefox, though.

David

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Post by LeonMire » May 16th, 2007, 8:02 pm

My recording of the Preface should be up on your server now, on the web uploader. Here is the summary:

In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume's own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes' presentation of the analogical argument from design. According to this argument, the complexity and beauty of the universe can only be explained by inferring an intelligent designer, in the same way that one would infer a designer if one came across an intricately complicated machine. Philo presents several objections to this argument, with rejoinders by Cleanthes and occasional interjections by Demea. (Summary by Leon Mire)

I was a little bit confused when you said you also need my filename and tag info. It looks like it's already on the post. Am I just misunderstanding, or is there something else I've forgotten to post on here?
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
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Post by earthcalling » May 16th, 2007, 9:59 pm

Thanks Leon,

I'll set up a folder and put in the listen link.

It was a clumsy sentence, but what I meant was: I've left your filename and tag info (for you to refer to later) rather than deleting them.

David

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Post by LeonMire » May 23rd, 2007, 12:11 am

Here is the link for section 01:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8wb5okojt0n
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Post by earthcalling » May 23rd, 2007, 1:54 pm

Got it, Leon, thank you - and it's uploading now.

David

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Post by LeonMire » May 30th, 2007, 6:32 am

Here is the link for section 02:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8jwxezn7i51
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
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Post by LeonMire » May 31st, 2007, 2:29 am

I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by LeonMire » May 31st, 2007, 9:28 am

I'm sorry! I completely forgot that you asked me to send them straight to your server. I've just gotten into the habit of putting everything on MediaFire. I went ahead and put them on the LibriVox Uploader.
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by earthcalling » May 31st, 2007, 10:16 pm

OK Leon, 2 and 3 are linked in the magic window.

David

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Post by LeonMire » June 5th, 2007, 11:46 pm

Sections 4 and 5 are uploading now and should be on your server in a couple of hours.
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by LeonMire » June 7th, 2007, 10:53 am

Section 6 is uploading now too.
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
-[url=http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/][u]Jack Handey[/u][/url]

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Post by earthcalling » June 7th, 2007, 12:49 pm

Great stuff, Leon. Files moved and links added.

David

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