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Outlines of an Historical View of the Progress of the Human Mind (Paperback)

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Perhaps the last great work of the Enlightenment, this landmark in intellectual history is the Marquis de Condorcet''s homage to the human future "emancipated from its chains" and led by "the progress of reason" and "the establishment of liberty." Writing in 1794, while in hiding, under sentence of death from the Jacobins in revolutionary France, Condorcet surveys human history and speculates upon its future. With William Godwin, he is the chief foil of Malthus''s Essay on Population. Portrayed by Malthus as an "elate and giddy optimist," Condorcet foresees a future of indefinite progress. Freed from ignorance and superstition, he argues that the human race stands on the threshold of epochal progress and limitless improvement. Condorcet defies modernist stereotypes of the right and the left. He is at once precursor of the free market and social democracy. This new edition of the original 1795 English translation, is the only English translation of a work of Condorcet currently in print.


Publisher G. Langer
Mfg Part# 9780578016665
SKU 211220145
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0578016664
Release Date 6/2/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0434
Publisher G. Langer
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