The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Comedy of Ideas

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Verso, 1996 - 261 pagine
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 general, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is both a refreshing humorous introduction to the clasing ideologies of our time, and a passionate defence of the much-abused Enlightenment and its core values of reason, freedom and tolerance.
 

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THE CURIOUS ENLIGHTENMENT OF PROFESSOR CARITAT: A Comedy of Ideas

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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 ... Leggi recensione completa

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Nicholas Caritat, a modern-day professor and scholar of the Enlightenment who converses mentally with Voltaire and Condorcet, wants to avoid the political struggle in Militaria, the police state where ... Leggi recensione completa

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Sommario

Arrest
1
Prison
6
3 The Eye Test
16
Preparations
21
Resistance
24
6 Confrontations
28
7 Travelling Light
40
Entry
42
The Great Debate
71
12 Justice
87
13 The Collection
100
Mediation
103
15 Arrival
117
16 Neighbourhoods
122
17 Celebration
128
18 The Rock Stars Tale
133

Calcula
52
The Maximands
60
Malvolians and Stalactites
139
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Informazioni sull'autore (1996)

Steven Lukes is Professor of Sociology at NYU. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics and the University of Siena, and is the author of numerous works including Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work, Power: A Radical View and What is Left?

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