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Micromegas: Voltaire’s Trailblazing Sci-Fi Philosophical Homage to Newton and the Human Condition, in a Rare Vintage Children’s Book
Micromegas: Voltaire’s Trailblazing Sci-Fi Philosophical Homage to Newton and the Human Condition, in a Rare Vintage Children’s Book

“Perhaps those who live here are not sensible people.”

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The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician
The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician

“That lady whom I look upon as a great man… She understands Newton, she despises superstition and in short she makes me happy.”

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Visualizing Enlightenment-Era Social Networks
Visualizing Enlightenment-Era Social Networks

Why Mark Zuckerberg has nothing on Voltaire.

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Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision
Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision

“Beware, lest in attempting the grand, you overshoot the mark and fall into the grandiose.”

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Voltaire on the Perils of Censorship, the Freedom of the Press, and the Rewards of Reading
Voltaire on the Perils of Censorship, the Freedom of the Press, and the Rewards of Reading

“The man of taste will read only what is good; but the statesman will permit both bad and good.”

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