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The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat

a comedy of ideas
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Political science -- Philosophy -- Fiction., Political scientists -- Fiction., Social values -- Fiction., Philosophers -- Fic
Statementby Steven Lukes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6062.U43 C87 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination261 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL795607M
ISBN 101859849482
LC Control Number95031457

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is a brilliant fictional journey through Western political philosophy by one of our most original thinkers. Professor Caritat, a middle-aged Candide, walks naively through the neighbouring countries of Utilitaria, Communitaria and Libertaria, in his quest to find the best of all possible worlds/5(14).

Not many pages into the book, its hero, Professor Nicholas Caritat, a prominent scholar of the Enlightenment, is given the nickname Dr.

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With inspiration from Voltaire's Candide, and a dash of Swiftian satire thrown in for good measure, a first novel that offers a new look at an old form. Professor Lukes (Political and Social Theory/European Univ.

Institute, Florence) tries his hand at theory as fiction, though not always with stellar results. The story's Everyman, Nicholas The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat book, professor of the Enlightenment, is Author: Steven Lukes.

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Professor Caritat, a middle-aged Candide, walks naively through the neighbouring countries of Utilitaria, Communitaria and Libertaria, in his quest to find the best of.

By turns witty and profound, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is a novel in the spirit of Gulliver's Travels or Animal Farm.

Telling the story of the travels of a Professor Caritat, who is in search of the perfect world, Steven Lukes us on an irreverent romp through the history of western political philosophy. Doing for that discipline what Sophie's World did for philosophy in 4/5(1). Professor Nicholas Caritat is a scholar of the Enlightenment and therefore, he reasons, a man with no role in the political struggle in Militaria, the autocratic state in which he lives.

He is wrong. In the space of twenty-four hours, Caritat is arrested by the police, then liberated by the guerrillas of the Visible Hand. They give him the codename Pangloss and send him on a mission which.

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By turns witty and profound, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is a novel in the spirit of Gulliver's Travels or Animal Farm. Telling the story of the travels of a Professor Caritat, who is in search of the perfect world, Steven Lukes us on an irreverent romp through the history of western political philosophy/5(10).

Lukes, a professor of sociology, pays ample homage to the Enlightenment, modeling this light and lovely satire on Candide. Not many pages into the book, its. The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat by Steven Lukes Caritat observes the pros and cons of each regime.

Lukes, a politics professor, wanted to evoke what it might be like to live. Steven Lukes's book, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat () is subtitled `A Comedy of Ideas'. It starts in a police state Militaria where the ruling junta is constantly threatened by a guerrilla organisation called the Visible Hand [`the Hand'].

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[Steven Lukes] -- A professor embarks on a search for the best of possible worlds. He visits Militaria, Communitaria, Utilitaria and Libertaria and concludes all of them are false Utopias. A spoof on the political. Professor Lukes (Political and Social Theory/European Univ.

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Institute, Florence) tries his hand at theory as fiction, though not always with stellar results. The story's Everyman, Nicholas Caritat, professor of the Enlightenment, is sent on a covert mission to find ""the best possible world."".

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There are two types of DAISYs on Open Library: open and protected. Among Caritat’s endearing charms is his proneness to discuss the ongoing issues with his favorite 18th century thinkers--enlightenment with Kant, vanity with Dr.

Johnson, and so : Valentine Cunningham. Yet the philosopher Steven Lukes probably gave us the picture most clearly with his depiction of a utilitarian dystopia in his book The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat.

There the narrator Nicholas Caritat gets this response when he suggest that the county of Utilitaria compels organ donation for the benefit of the physically disabled.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.Lukes, a sociologist and author of The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Comedy of Ideas, mounts a skeptical defense of the quintessential liberal balancing act.The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat, the first novel by that very fine scholar Steven Lukes, is, alas, no exception.

Caritat is a scholar of the Enlightenment. He is a hopeful man. One day, he is dragged off and imprisoned by people who regard hopeful men as troublemakers.