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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Readable Philosophy

Are you looking for philosophy that is accessible to someone without a lot of formal training? Look no further than this page, which expresses important philosophical ideas in a simple and easily understandable way. Standard measures of accessibility rate it as appropriate material for anyone who can read the TV guide, including children still in elementary school, and it maxes out on the scale of reading ease:
Total sentences: 954
Total words: 11,622
Average words per Sentence: 12.18
Words with 1 Syllable: 10,744
Words with 2 Syllables: 622
Words with 3 Syllables: 190
Words with 4 or more Syllables: 66
Percentage of word with three or more syllables: 2.20%
Average Syllables per Word: 1.10
Gunning Fog Index: 5.75
Flesch Reading Ease: 100.00
Flesch-Kincaid Grade: 2.18


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