Nicolas de Condorcet on History - Dictionary of Arguments
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History/Condorcet/Wilson, E. O.: (Condorcet, Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l' esprit humain, 1793). Wilson: his text contains no reference to the revolution. Condorcet wrote as if history was inevitable and as if wars like revolutions were only Europe's way of giving itself a new order over and over again.
Culture/Condorcet/Wilson: his calm confidence grew out of the belief that culture is governed by laws as precise as physics. We would only have to understand them in order to keep humanity on its predetermined course towards a better social order, regulated and determined by science and secular philosophy. All these laws could be derived from the study of history._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
N. de Condorcet
Tableau historique des progrès de l’ esprit humain Paris 2004
E. O. Wilson
Consilience. The Unity of Knowledge, New York 1998
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge New York 1998