Condorcet, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de (1743–1794)
Condorcet was a French mathematician and philosopher. With many of his fellow encyclopédistes he shared the conviction that social sciences are amenable to mathematical rigour. His pioneer work on elections, the Essai sur l’application de l’analyse a la probabilité des decisions rendues a la pluralité des voix (1785) is a major step in that direction.
KeywordsBlack, D. Borda, J.-C. de Condorcet, Marquis de Condorcet’s paradox Impossibility theorem Independence of irrelevant alternatives Maximum likelihood Strategic voting Voting rules
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