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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 11:19 am 

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Social Statics: or, The Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, and the First of them Developed by Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903).

This solo project was abandoned - now it's back as a group project!

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Social Statics, or The Conditions essential to Happiness specified, and the First of them Developed is an 1851 book by the British polymath Herbert Spencer. In it, he uses the term "fitness" in applying his ideas of Lamarckian evolution to society, saying for example that "It is clear that any being whose constitution is to be moulded into fitness for new conditions of existence must be placed under those conditions. Or, putting the proposition specifically — it is clear that man can become adapted to the social state, only by being retained in the social state. This granted, it follows that as man has been, and is still, deficient in those feelings which, by dictating just conduct, prevent the perpetual antagonism of individuals and their consequent disunion, some artificial agency is required by which their union may be maintained. Only by the process of adaptation itself can be produced that character which makes social equilibrium spontaneous."
Despite its commonly being attributed to this book, it was not until his Principles of Biology of 1864 that Spencer coined the phrase "survival of the fittest", which he would later apply to economics and biology. This was a key tenet of so-called Social Darwinism.
Economist Murray Rothbard called Social Statics "the greatest single work of libertarian political philosophy ever written. (Wikipedia)


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      Keywords that describe the book: political philosophy, society, survival of the fittest, social equilibrium

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 11:24 am 

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MC: I do not need the files or the MW transferred. I did however forgot to capture the screen names for the readers. If you can let me know those I can plug them in.

I have the files and due to corruption, editing for clipping/volume, and modification of section breaks all files will be re-uploaded. 3 of the files were corrupted. I was able to save some of what was available. It took ages to get it all done and ready. It’s a little disconcerting when you can visually identify a mic bump from another reader.

In actuality, two different soloist abandoned this project. It’s too much work to let go to waste and I think a group effort is just the thing to bring it to the finish line. :thumbs:

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Social Statics by Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) (abandoned Nov 2015)
Text: http://archive.org/details/socialstaticsor08spengoog
Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=37424&p=683543
Total # of sections: 40
Sections completed: 15 (1 needs a simple edit; 14 have not been PL-ed yet)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/social_statics

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 4:43 pm 

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Sections available (to be replaced by the MW)

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 7:48 pm 
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I'll MC for you. We will use the old project entry so you will get the MW that is in the database. You can edit it as needed.

Edited to add: Your text link is different than the original link (http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/273) in the database. Do you know that this is the same version of the text?

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 8:06 pm 

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I used the text attached to the abandoned thread. When I PLed I didn't follow the text but I can spot check a few just to make sure.

Thank you for MCing. I'm off to bed but will get everything in order in the morning.

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 8:20 pm 
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I've looked at both links and the title pages are identical so we should be OK with the archive.org link you provided.

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Post Posted:: August 10th, 2016, 6:53 am 

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Hi Jo,
Well it took a bit, and I originally made a mistake on the file numbering, but I got it all sorted out. If it looks good to you then we are ready for Readers Wanted. :clap:

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Post Posted:: August 10th, 2016, 7:02 pm 
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Looks OK to me.

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Post Posted:: August 10th, 2016, 7:11 pm 

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Thank you, Jo!

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2016, 10:08 am 

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Hi Jo,
I placed an ad in Listeners Wanted. I'll PL until someone else volunteers as DPL. When you have a moment please "sticky" the ad. viewtopic.php?f=21&t=62022
Thank you! :D

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2016, 2:25 pm 
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Done :)

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2016, 2:30 pm 

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Thank you! :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: August 21st, 2016, 7:03 pm 

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I'm willing to give a try at PL. I'll be happy to take on the next couple of sections when they are recorded.

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Post Posted:: August 21st, 2016, 7:13 pm 

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Hi Tom,
I'm so happy to have you here. After you PL a couple of sections please let me know if you would like to DPL the rest of the project.

I'm not certain if you have PLed before. If you haven't you might want to check out some of the videos Phil made for new PLers. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Instructional_Videos#Proof_Listening_Videos

Please let me know if you have any questions along the way.

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Post Posted:: August 25th, 2016, 9:43 pm 

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Did someone say, "philosophy?" I'll restrain myself and ask for just Sections 4 and 27, but there are other good ones. Glad to see this one picked up.

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