Marquis De Condorcet And The Enlightenment

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The 18th century was a time of colossal change. The rise of free thinkers in society led to a time known as the Age of Enlightenment. The thinkers which ushered in this age brought changes and improvements to society through various means of philosophy and scientific understanding. Marquis de Condorcet is one of the most notable and outspoken figures from the enlightenment. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Condorcet was an advocate of equal rights for the sexes and races, free public instruction, and constitutionalism, and is considered by modern historians to be the figurative embodiment of principles that arose during the enlightenment. A major reason that historians consider him to be such a significant figure (aside from morals) is because

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