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Voltaire and the La Barre affair

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

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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

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