[History/Philosophy] The History of Philosophy by William Turner - tg

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Post by Elizabby » May 12th, 2019, 11:57 pm

History of Philosophy by William Turner (1871-1936).

The History of Philosophy is the exposition of philosophical opinions and of systems and schools of philosophy. It includes the study of the lives of philosophers, the inquiry into the mutual connection of schools and systems of thought, and the attempt to trace the course of philosophical progress. Topics covered include Ancient Philosophy (Babylon, China, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome) Christian Era Philosophy (St. Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockam) and Modern Philosophy (including Descartes, Spinoza, Kant and Hegel.) (Summary by Beth Thomas and the Introduction)
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Post by elsieselwyn » May 13th, 2019, 9:01 am

Can I DPL? :D

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Post by Elizabby » May 13th, 2019, 2:08 pm

That would be great! Looks like a super interesting book!

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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2019, 5:35 pm

I'll MC.

Hmm. I don't think this is the correct Turner. If the book was copyrighted 1903, I don't think someone born in 1914 wrote it. :lol:
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Post by Elizabby » May 13th, 2019, 5:38 pm

No I deliberately tried not to link the William Turner we already have in the catalogue. This is Professor Willian Turner, I think he’s a theologian.

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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2019, 5:40 pm

I got him. He even has a Wikipedia page. 8-)

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Post by Elizabby » May 16th, 2019, 4:41 am

Ok, that was a tricky MW to set up, but I think we are now ready for claims!

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Post by TriciaG » May 16th, 2019, 5:21 am

Moving to Readers Wanted. :)
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Post by Horner94 » May 16th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Hello,

May I claim Sections 11 and 12?

I have a question: Do you want me to record myself reading the Greek portions of the text?

I apologise, but I have attempted both sections already (although these are not the finished product), but I wanted your opinion on the audio quality?

Please have a listen to the following audio recordings for Sections 11 and 12:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/historyofphilosophy_11_turner_128kb.mp3 Time 01:18:48

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/historyofphilosophy_12_turner_128kb.mp3 Time 10:45

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Post by Elizabby » May 16th, 2019, 10:10 pm

Hi Chad, welcome to the project!

Yes, I'd be happy for you to read sections 11 and 12. Here is another text which has the Greek rendered into English script - just read it as written, being sure to pronounce every syllable phonetically: https://maritain.nd.edu/jmc/etext/hop09.htm

So for example "episteme" (knowledge) should have four syllables "Ep-pee-stay-may" (That's the French "ay" of the accented "e" in there.) I mention this because English speakers are sometimes inclined to cut short the last vowel and make it sound like "epi-steam", which isn't ideal. That said, do your best and we won't be too picky! :9:

This should be fine for adding corrections, as you've already recorded the body of the text from the one linked at the top. If you notice any discrepancies, please use the version in the linked text from the first post.

You may also find useful howjsay.com which is a free online dictionary for pronunciation (it talks to you) or forvo.com (which includes regional and foreign language pronunciations). I noticed you struggled with the word "abstemiousness" - I often come across new words in these texts as some language has changed in 100 years! I usually just pause my recording and look it up, then go back to recording.

I think you'll find as you edit that the file gets shorter, so it should end up as less than an hour overall. If it looks like being longer than our file limit of 72 minutes, please let me know and I'll create another section for you. You'll notice that some of the longer chapters are split already. Once you are happy with your final edited version, re-export using the same filename and upload to us, and then my links in the MW will still work! For now, I have deliberately not marked these files as "Ready for PL" but left them simply "assigned" to you. Please give me the final file lengths when you are ready.

Audio quality: I notice your files are very soft currently, they will need to be both amplified and noise cleaned. (Instructions are in the Wiki linked at the top of the page if you need help.) Other than that, you have a lovely speaking voice and I'm sure the files will polish up beautifully after a bit of editing!

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Post by Horner94 » May 17th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Hi Elizabby,

Thank you for your reply. I added the Greek words into my audio recording.

I noticed that my audio recording exceeds the 72 minutes that you mentioned was the limit. File length = 1 hr, 18m, 48.137s.

Please review audio recording for Section 11:
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/historyofphilosophy_11_turner_128kb.mp3

I look forward to hearing back from you :thumbs:

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Elizabby » May 17th, 2019, 6:19 pm

I mean once your recording is fully edited they usually lose some length - 78mins unedited should comfortably come in under 72 minutes fully edited. (Most people lose more than 10% in editing, and this recording has some quite long pauses in it.)

This file is too long to PL more than once, so please only submit it for PL once it is fully edited and as close to perfect as you can make it.

It is still very soft, so will definitely need both amplification and noise cleaning. I usually do that last, as it makes it difficult to add words afterwards.

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Post by KevinS » May 18th, 2019, 4:08 am

Section 64, please.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by Elizabby » May 18th, 2019, 5:27 am

You got it!

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Post by kassiey » May 18th, 2019, 6:35 am

Hi!

Can I claim section1&2?
By the way there are too many difficult names in this book. Is there any pronunciation guide we can refer to other than merriam webster dictionary?

Thanks!

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