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The Best of All Possible Worlds

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In the spring of 1672, the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz arrived in Paris on a furtive diplomatic mission. That project was abandoned quickly, but Leibniz remained in Paris with a singular goal: to get the most out of the city's intellectual and cultural riches. He benefited, above all, from his friendships with France's two greatest philosopher-theologians of the period, Antoine Arnauld and Nicolas de Malebranche. The interactions of these three men would

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Trajectory Index

Words: 97,718
Unique Words: 5,857
Flesch Reading Ease: 60
Flesch Grade Level: 9
Avg Sentence (words): 15.69
Avg Word (chars): 4.64
Chapters: 18
Paragraphs: 4,928
Adult Reading Time: 6:31
Sentiment: 0.013
Intensity: 0.056
People: 607
Places: 159
Brands: 7
Things: 282
Goodreads Rating: 3.79
Goodreads Reviews: 247
SAT Words: 1,046
Trajectory China 300: 152
TOEFL Words: 106
IELTS Words: 456
Nouns 57.6%
Verbs 16.7%
Adjectives 16.6%
Adverbs 5.2%
Other 3.9%

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