The curious enlightenment of Professor Caritat: a novel of ideas

By: Lukes, Steven
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London Verso 2009Edition: 2ndDescription: ix, 256 p. Includes bibliographical referencesISBN: 9781844673698Subject(s): Philosophers | Political fiction | Social valuesDDC classification: 823.914 Summary: 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 neighboring countries of Utilitarian, Communitarian, and Libertaria, in his quest to find the best of all possible worlds. Cut loose from the confines of his ivory tower, this wandering professor is made to confront the perplexing state of modern thinking in this dazzling comedy of ideas. https://www.versobooks.com/books/401-the-curious-enlightenment-of-professor-caritat
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Arrest
Chapter 2: Prison
Chapter 3: The eye test
Chapter 4: Preparations
Chapter 5: Resistance
Chapter 6: Confrontations
Chapter 7: Travelling light
Chapter 8: Entry
Chapter 9: Calcula
Chapter 10: The maximands
Chapter 11: The great debate
Chapter 12: Justice
Chapter 13: The collection
Chapter 14: Mediation
Chapter 15: Arrival
Chapter 16: Neighbourhoods
Chapter 17: Celebration
Chapter 18: The rock star's tale
Chapter 19: Malvolians and stalactites
Chapter 20: The unidiversity
Chapter 21: Malcontents
Chapter 22: The body of gender
Chapter 23: Freedom bound
Chapter 24: Freedom unbound
Chapter 25: Money
Chapter 26: Psychiatrists
Chapter 27: Porter
Chapter 28: On the street
Chapter 29: On the road

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 neighboring countries of Utilitarian, Communitarian, and Libertaria, in his quest to find the best of all possible worlds. Cut loose from the confines of his ivory tower, this wandering professor is made to confront the perplexing state of modern thinking in this dazzling comedy of ideas.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/401-the-curious-enlightenment-of-professor-caritat

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