Outlines of an historical view of the progress of the human mind

Nicolas de Condorcet

Why I looked at this book

Thomas Malthus is well known for his predictions of population pressure and scarcity. But he was largely wrong, the growth in food production has exceeded that of population. It's strange that those who Malthus was arguing against - whose predictions were largely right - are much less well known. One of these is Nicolas de Condorcet. So I thought it was important to read what Condorcet wrote, to see how well he managed in predicting the future.
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