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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. 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.