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 (kôn-dôr-sĕ′), 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).
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(French kɔndɔrsɛ)
(Biography) Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de. 1743–94, French philosopher and politician. His works include Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind (1795)
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(kɔ̃ dɔrˈsɛ)

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de, 1743–94, French mathematician and philosopher.
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It was named for the French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis of Condorcet, an advocate of democratic reforms who perished in 1794, a victim of the French Revolution.
While 20th-century figures are commonly credited as the first discoverers of the hypothesis, I assert that Nicolas de Condorcet, the 18th-century mathematician, is the earliest to (1) mathematically model an intelligence explosion, and (2) present an accelerating historical worldview, and (3) make intelligence explosion predictions that were restated centuries later.