The History of Feminism: Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet

[Revised entry by Joan Landes on January 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet (September 17, 1743 - March 28, 1794) is most
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[Revised entry by Joan Landes on January 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet (September 17, 1743 - March 28, 1794) is most often referred to as one of the last philosophes or as an early champion of social science.[1] An inspired proponent of human rights, Condorcet moved from his first achievements in mathematics into public service, with the aim of applying to social and political affairs a scientific model that he termed a "social arithmetic". Through educational and...

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