- Publisher: Verso (2022-05-31)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 272 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781839763977
- Item Weight: 215.46 grams
- Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.7 cm
A whirlwind tour through the utopias of modernity
The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is a brilliant fictional excursion through Western political philosophy from one of our most original thinkers. Professor Caritat, a middle-aged Candide, walks naively from his native land to the neighbouring countries of Utilitaria, Communitaria, and Libertaria on a quest to find the best of all possible worlds. Freed from the confines of his ivory tower, this wandering intellectual is made to confront the perplexed state of modern thinking in a dazzling comedy of ideas.
About the Author
Steven Lukes is the author of numerous books and an academic with a distinguished career. He is currently Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Sociology and a Fellow of the British Academy.