Condorcet and Modernity

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Cambridge University Press, 16 de set. 2004
The Marquis de Condorcet was one of the few Enlightenment ideologists to witness the French Revolution and participate as an elected politician at the centre of events during France's transition from monarchy to republic. Condorcet and Modernity explores the interaction between Condorcet's political theory, legislative pragmatism, public policy proposals and the management of change. David Williams examines key topics including rights, the civil order, the Church, the slave trade, women's civil rights, judicial reform, voting and representation, economics, monarchy, power and revolution. He explores the complex links between Condorcet as the visionary ideologist and Condorcet as the pragmatic legislator, and between Condorcet's concept of modernity - the application of 'social arithmetic' to government policies. Based on an extensive array of both printed and manuscript sources, this major contribution to enlightenment studies is a full treatment of Condorcet's politics.
 

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Introduction
1
CHAPTER 1 Profile of a political life
10
CHAPTER 2 Human nature and human rights
45
CHAPTER 3 The civil order
69
CHAPTER 4 Managing enlightenment
92
CHAPTER 5 Reform and the moral order
117
CHAPTER 6 New constructions of equality
139
CHAPTER 7 Justice and the law
172
CHAPTER 8 Representative government
195
CHAPTER 9 The economic order
225
CHAPTER 10 Managing the Revolution
250
the human odyssey
277
Bibliography
288
Name index
301
Subject index
304
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Sobre l'autor (2004)

David Williams is Emeritus Professor of French in the University of Sheffield. A leading scholar of enlightenment France, in 1999 he was made Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government.

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