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The System of the World - Book 8: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 6 Summary

Library of Leicester House, Aug. 18, 1714

Sir Isaac tells Princess Caroline that Jack Shaftoe has been captured and taken to Newgate Prison. This puts Jack out of the reach of White, who currently governs the Tower of London.

Princess Caroline instructs Sir Isaac and Leibniz to reconcile their differences and settle their dispute over calculus because she wants them to work together to bring about a New System of the World.

Book 8: Chapter 6 Analysis

Caroline requests that Sir Isaac and Leibniz put their differences aside and work together to establish a New System of the World. Caroline wants this system to have no structural faults or pitfalls because she is concerned about a chaotic and destructive world being created by ruthless men with malicious political agendas. Sir Isaac and Leibniz debate how this New System should come about and Leibniz accuses Sir Isaac of atheism, which...

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