COMPLETE: History of Modern Philosophy by A.W. Benn -jo

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Post by pnagami » December 19th, 2020, 8:18 am

Hi Erin,

Section 8 is ready for Spot Pl:

16:29

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Post by pnagami » December 19th, 2020, 8:20 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 19th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Hi Pam,

Sections 8 and 9 are PL OK. And now for the German Idealists!
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Post by pnagami » December 19th, 2020, 1:36 pm

Thanks, Erin!

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Post by pnagami » December 23rd, 2020, 9:15 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 23rd, 2020, 10:57 am

Hi Pam,

Section 10 is PL OK!
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Post by pnagami » December 23rd, 2020, 11:14 am

Thank you, Erin!

Pam
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Post by pnagami » December 27th, 2020, 10:01 am

Hi Erin,

Section 11 is up:

23:41

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Schopenhauer loved his poodles!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 27th, 2020, 3:02 pm

Hi Pam,

Section 11 is PL OK. This is a left field question, but did you stumble across anything about Benn's early life when you were prepping this project, and specifically which denomination, if any, he was raised in? His wiki page says he was agnostic, but perhaps he was raised in a particular tradition. His brief description of Buddhism seems slightly more in keeping with the conceptualisations of some of the Christian authors and translators of the era than what I might have expected from an agnostic. But that could be my own guesses creeping in!
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Post by pnagami » December 27th, 2020, 4:16 pm

Interesting question.

This book is part of a series called "The Thinker's Library," which was published under the auspices of the Rationalist Press Association. They were agnostics (i.e. mostly atheists) and evolutionists. As such, I would expect Benn to give most philosophers (except Hume) short shrift. I don’t know about him and Buddhism. That’s a mystery.

Thanks!

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Post by pnagami » December 31st, 2020, 7:08 pm

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 2nd, 2021, 8:51 am

Hi Pam,

I'd seen that it was part of a series and was intrigued. Buddhism was just an out-of-the-blue question! I must admit not to thinking about philosophy a great deal, and this is a good survey for me and, I hope, listeners like me.

One note for section 12:

21.55-22.00, pp 134-135
...a certain mineral answers the usual [heard visual] tests for arsenic...

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Post by pnagami » January 2nd, 2021, 8:53 am

Thanks, Erin!

Will fix.

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Post by pnagami » January 3rd, 2021, 7:41 am

Hi Erin,

Section 12 is ready for Spot PL:

27:01

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/historyofmodernphilosophy_12_benn_128kb.mp3

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Pam
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Post by pnagami » January 3rd, 2021, 7:43 am

Hi Erin,

Section 13 is up:

22:13

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/historyofmodernphilosophy_13_benn_128kb.mp3

Thank you, Erin, for all of your hard work on this project, despite considerable personal challenges!

My best,

Pam
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