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Antoine Augustin Cournot (28 August 180131 March 1877) was a French philosopher and mathematician.

He was born in Gray France and died in Paris France.

He authored such works as Considérations sur la Marche des Idées (1872) & Traité de L'Enchaînement des Idées Fondamentales dans les Sciences et dans L'Histoire (1881).

External links

  • "Antoine Augustin Cournot" in The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive (http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Cournot.html)

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