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The System of the World - Epilogs 1: Summary & Analysis

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Epilogs 1: Summary

Leibniz-Haus, Hanover, November 1714

Leibniz has received the plates for the logic mill and discusses continuing the project with Johann. During the conversation, Johann begs Leibniz not to continue with the project because of the tsar's lack of commitment and Leibniz agrees.

Epilogs 1: Analysis

Leibniz feels he cannot oversee the logic mill's building until the conclusion of the project because he is old and afraid that he will die before it is finished. He foresees the project taking many years, so he stores the barrels for future generations to build. Other natural philosophers will appreciate the complexity of such an invention.

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