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The Augsburg Web Edition of Llull's Electoral Writings: Miscellanea

M. Drton, G. Hägele, D. Haneberg, F. Pukelsheim, W. Reif

Ramon Llull (1232-1316)

Catalan mystic and poet whose writings helped to develop the Romance Catalan language and widely influenced Neoplatonic mysticism throughout medieval and 17th-century Europe. He ist best known in the history of ideas as the inventor of an art of finding truth (ars inveniendi veritatem) that was primarily intended to support the Roman Catholic faith in missionary work but was also designed to unify all branches of knowledge. (From Encyclopaedia Britannica Online)

The electoral systems in the three Llull texts of the Augsburg Web Edition

Llull builds his electoral systems on pairwise comparisons of two candidates at a time. In AEP and B24, the candidate who scores the most victories across all voting duels is the winner of the whole electoral tournament. DAE proposes a system of successive elimination: the candidate winning the last round is the winner of the election. All of the pre-1990 electoral literature ignores Llull completely, instead attributing his electoral system to Condorcet (1743-1794). This anachronistic mismatch is corrected by the more recent literature referenced in our papers Llull's writings on electoral systems, Ramon Llulls Traktate zu Wahlverfahren: Ziele und Realisierung einer Internet-Edition, and A rediscovered Llull tract and the Augsburg Web Edition of Llull's electoral writings.

Internet link

The Ramon Llull Database - Llull DB at the University of Barcelona

Version history of the Augsburg Web Edition of Llull's Electoral Writings

May 8: First release of the Augsburg Web Edition, and of Report 439.
October 31: Revision of the English translations, and of Report 434R.
November 26: Addition of Llull, Cusanus..., and of Ohne Vielfalt...
February 15: Addition of French translations, by courtesy of Fritz Abel and Torben Stender. Activation of status bar. Download of all top frame bracket overlay files upon initial invocation of text triples, so that the user may go offline afterwards. (Some browser versions monitor download progress in the status bar, some do not.)
April 29: Wording and frames adjusted to conform with paper published in Studia Lulliana 41 (2001) 3-38.
May 29: Amendments of German translations, by courtesy of Viola Tenge-Wolf, Freiburg im Breisgau.
March 16: Catalan translations added, by courtesy of Xavier Mora, Barcelona.
April 5: Compactification of welcome page, improved initialization of B24.
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