Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat Condorcet, Marquis de Condorcet (1743-1794) was a French philosopher and politician, associated with the Encyclopedistes.
One of the right-wing Girondins, he opposed the execution of Louis XVI, and was imprisoned and poisoned himself.
His Esquisse d'un tableau des progres de Vesprit hutnain (Historical Survey of the Progress of Human Understanding) in 1795 envisaged inevitable future progress, though not the perfectibility of human nature.
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Marquis de Condorcet was a French philosopher and political scientist.