[SOLO] Clever Hans by Oskar Pfungst-Leni

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Post by JorWat » November 12th, 2019, 4:16 am

Clever Hans (The Horse of Mr. Von Osten) by Oskar Pfungst (1874 - 1933). Translated by Carl Leo Rahn (1881 -)

Oskar Pfungst's book is a detailed piece of investigative journalism looking into Clever Hans, an Orlov Trotter horse that was claimed to have performed arithmetic and other intellectual tasks. Pfungst details the results of many experiments, by the end of which he is able to explain exactly how Hans did it. This classic example of the observer-expectancy effect is still relevant today, as the "Clever Hans effect" has to be taken into account whenever a study of animal intelligence takes place. ( Jordan and Wikipedia)
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Post by JorWat » November 12th, 2019, 4:57 am

I believe silverquill wants to be DPL.
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Post by silverquill » November 12th, 2019, 7:18 am

JorWat wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 4:57 am
I believe silverquill wants to be DPL.
I haven't had a chance to look at this, but will do so this evening when we get back from retreat.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » November 12th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Another challenging book -- quite a few charts and tables, footnotes and long sections. But if you're brave enough to take it on, I'd be glad to PL for you. Should that be two taps or three? :lol:
~ Larry

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Post by JorWat » November 13th, 2019, 3:10 am

Yeah, some of these chapters are very long. Chapter V, for example, has about 24,000 words (or least it does when you include the mammoth footnotes. Seriously, look at the original book, some of these footnotes are over two pages long!). But I've dealt with long sections before. Heck, I've done a section that's the maximum 74 minutes long. I'll be fine.

Famous last words...
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Post by Leni » November 13th, 2019, 6:14 am

Interesting book. And I have a special love of footnotes. :help: So, a MW will show up shortly. :mrgreen:
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Post by Leni » November 13th, 2019, 6:55 am

Done. Please let me know if everything looks ok, and I will move us to Going Solo.
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Post by JorWat » November 13th, 2019, 8:41 am

Leni wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 6:14 am
Interesting book. And I have a special love of footnotes. :help: So, a MW will show up shortly. :mrgreen:
Ah, good, as I'm one of those people who is willing to read all the footnotes!

Thanks for MCing.
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Post by Leni » November 13th, 2019, 3:50 pm

JorWat wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 8:41 am
Ah, good, as I'm one of those people who is willing to read all the footnotes!

Thanks for MCing.
A well written footnote is a piece of art, my friend! :mrgreen:

Moving to Going Solo.
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Post by JorWat » November 18th, 2019, 10:02 am

Jordan

Alcohol and Maths don't mix. So never drink and derive.

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Post by silverquill » November 20th, 2019, 8:53 am

JorWat wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 10:02 am
And away we go!

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cleverhans_01_pfungst_128kb.mp3
Tally-ho!
And, PL OK.
~ Larry

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Post by JorWat » December 16th, 2019, 9:46 am

Chapter 1 is complete:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cleverhans_02_pfungst_128kb.mp3
Even though Hans did not appear as willing and reliable in the case of strangers as in the case of his own master, this might easily be explained by the lack of authoritativeness on their part and of affection on the part of Hans, who for the last four years had had intercourse only with his master.
This is becoming a very different type of book... Yes, I know 'intercourse' means 'communication'!
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Post by silverquill » December 16th, 2019, 9:54 pm

JorWat wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 9:46 am
Chapter 1 is complete:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cleverhans_02_pfungst_128kb.mp3
Even though Hans did not appear as willing and reliable in the case of strangers as in the case of his own master, this might easily be explained by the lack of authoritativeness on their part and of affection on the part of Hans, who for the last four years had had intercourse only with his master.
This is becoming a very different type of book... Yes, I know 'intercourse' means 'communication'!
Yes, we encounter that a lot in these older books.
A lot of overtime days this week, but then we should be through the crush, and I'll have time to listen.

~Larry
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » December 24th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Chapter 2 is PL OK.

Hans, the equine calculator.
What is more amazing is the he apparently understands German.
~ Larry

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Post by JorWat » January 18th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Section 3 is finally ready.

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cleverhans_03_pfungst_128kb.mp3

Quick point: at 15:58, instead of "After this we undertook the test the horse's far-famed knowledge of the calendar", I said "After this we undertook to test the horse's far-famed knowledge of the calendar". I checked, and the original book says 'the test' (so it's not a transcription error), but I think this is a mistake in the original text, as I don't think it makes sense as written.
Jordan

Alcohol and Maths don't mix. So never drink and derive.

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