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Reading Guide:
Condorcet: On Progess

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Condorcet: On the Future Progress of the Human Mind

  1. Who was Condorcet?
  2. What was the main basis of his renown?
  3. When did he write On the Future Progress of..?
  4. What is the essential aspect of Humanity for Condorcet? Why?
  5. What predictions does he make for the future?
  6. Did they come true?

Where?

Know the Meanings of these phrases/words

  • Progress
  • ostentation
  • mediocrity