American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Condorcet, Marquis de. Title of Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat. 1743-1794. French mathematician and philosopher known for his work on the mathematical theory of probability and for his philosophical study Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind (1795).
- n. French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
“Voting paradox: Also known as Condorcet's paradox and paradox of voting.”
“This approach stood in opposition to the more empiricist view dominant since Hume, Comte and Mill, that the moral or social sciences had relied on conceptual and methodological analogies with the natural sciences, from Newtonian and statistical mechanics, such as Condorcet's ˜social mathematics™ and also from biology, such as Saint-Simon's ˜social physiology™.”
“The doctrine of progress found an eloquent defender in that last and noblest utterance of Condorcet which is still perhaps its most perfect justification.”
“The Marquis de '' 'Condorcet' '' (pronounced kohn-dohr-say ') born”
“Approval or Condorcet voting is the right answer, with approval voting being the only choice simple enough for the idiots in our country to understand.”
“Condorcet voting methods are simply too hard for stupid people to understand.”
“The article mentions the Marquis de Condorcet who proposed a "Condorcet criterion" for voting systems, and AV doesn't always pick the Condorcet winner.”
“For as long as there has been voting, there have been arguments about how to do it, with the Marquis de Condorcet identifying the paradoxical possibility of the majority contradicting itself at the ballot box over 200 years ago.”
“It is a paradox that would have delighted the Marquis de Condorcet, but one that many within Labour are yet to grasp.”
“The Marquis de Condorcet pays a visit to Big XII country”
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