Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis of Condorcet (French pronunciation: "kɔ̃dɔʁsɛ"; born 17 September 1743 and died approximately 29 March 1794), was known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher and mathematician. His ideas, included support for the following:
- Economic liberalism - Condorcet was a supporter of a liberal economy
- Public education - He supported free and equal public instruction
- Constitutionalism - He supported constitutional government
- Social equality - Condorcet supported equal rights for women and people of all races
- Electoral reform - Condorcet may have rediscovered the work of Ramon Llull, or perhaps independently re-invented Condorcet methods.
He was said to have embodied the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment, of which he has been called the "last witness," and Enlightenment rationalism. He died in prison after a period of flight from French Revolutionary authorities.
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- Viera de Miguel, Manuel (2016). "1.3.2 Capitalismo y explotación colonial" [1.3.2 Capitalism and colonial exploitation]. El imaginario visual de la nación española a través de las grandes exposiciones universales del siglo XIX: "postales", fotografías, reconstrucciones [The visual imaginary of the Spanish nation through the great universal exhibitions of the 19th century: "postcards", photographs, reconstructions] (PDF) (in Spanish). Madrid: Complutense University of Madrid. p. 130. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-06-12.