"Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet", known as "Nicolas de Condorcet", was a French philosopher, mathematician, and early political science/political scientist whose Condorcet method in voting tally selects the candidate who would beat each of the other candidates in a run-off election. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he advocated a Economic liberalism/liberal economy, free and equal public education, constitutionalism, and Social equality/equal rights for women and people of all races. His ideas and writings were said to embody the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment and rationalism, and remain influential to this day. He died a mysterious death in prison after a period of flight from French Revolutionary authorities.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More Marquis de Condorcet on Wikipedia.