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Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat de Condorcet

French philosopher, mathematician, and political scientist

1743   -   1794

country of citizenship: France
native language: Italian
educated at: University of Paris
occupation: philosopher, mathematician, economist, politician, political scientist, sociologist, writer, biographer
award received: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
position held: member of the French National Assembly, Perpetual Secretary

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis of Condorcet (French: [maʁi ʒɑ̃n‿ɑ̃twan nikola də kaʁita kɔ̃dɔʁsɛ]; 17 September 1743 – 29 March 1794), known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher and mathematician. His ideas, including support for a liberal economy, free and equal public instruction, constitutional government, and equal rights for women and people of all races, have been said to embody the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment and Enlightenment rationalism. He died in prison after a period of flight from French Revolutionary authorities.
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Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain

ouvrage de Nicolas de Condorcet, publié de manière posthume en 1795

author: Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat de Condorcet




Vie de M. Turgot ( 1786 )

scientific article published on 1786

author: Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat de Condorcet

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