Date of Award

Spring 2015

Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies


Patrick Powers

Second Advisor

Eric Smaw


The thesis’ main question is: Has the reality of Condorcet’s Outlines of an Historical View of the Progress of the Human Mind been realized with humanity becoming perfect, as Condorcet indicates? In answering that question, my thesis contention will present the fictional encounter between Condorcet and me in which we debate Condorcet’s essay. The two of us will embark upon our world views of humanism and theism in a dramatic debate, presenting our perspectives and try to get to a resolution.

Rights Holder

Michael Christopher

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