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The Marquis de Condorcet's Progressive Technique




The Marquis de Condorcet (1743-1794) was the youngest and only philosophe of note who played a major role in the French Revolution. 1,054 more words

Condorcet's Dream

This is a portrait of the Marquis de Condorcet (1743-1794).  The Enlightenment was about applying reason, evidence, and logic to society.  Condorcet identified mathematics as the best way to do this.   80 more words


Kenneth Arrow

A giant in social choice theory — the true heir to Condorcet. The NYT obituary.


On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship 1790

On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship (1790)

-By The Marquis De Condorcet   17 September 1743 – 28 March 1794

Custom may familiarise mankind with the violation of their natural rights to such an extent, that even among those who have lost or been deprived of these rights, no one thinks of reclaiming them, or is even conscious that they have suffered any injustice. 2,531 more words

World Of The Spirit

Who Should I Vote For?

Voting has got a lot to do with math, whether we like it or not.  Every vote matters they say, and it really does, because if everyone thought going to vote was not important, the result would be truly skewed and not reflective of what society wants. 418 more words

Voltaire and the La Barre affair

250 years ago, on 1 July 1766, the young François-Jean Lefebvre de La Barre was executed in Abbeville, Picardy, having been charged with blasphemy in the summer of 1765. 814 more words


Ultrafilters III: Infinite Elections

Today, we present a curious “practical” application of ultrafilters, especially relevant in this election season. We will eventually consider elections with infinitely many voters, but let us first look at the classical case with a finite electorate. 1,210 more words