Buffon et l'arithmétique politique

Thierry Martin 1
1 EA2274 - Logiques de l'agir
LdA - Logiques de l'Agir ( EA 2274)
Abstract : This analysis is aimed to study Buffon's contributions towards political arithmetic, considered not from the point of view of the historical and technical constitution of demography but by replacing them in the general proposal which commands Buffon's thought. The task for assign to these works their real meaning allows not only to understand the disparity of the judgements they raised up but to enlighten too some of the difficulties they conceal and to show an evolution, which seems to appear in Buffon's relationship to the mathematisation of social sciences.
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Thierry Martin. Buffon et l'arithmétique politique. Mathématiques et Sciences Humaines, Centre de Mathématique Sociale et de statistique, EPHE, 1999, 37 (148), pp.163-194. ⟨halshs-00838015⟩



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