All things shining : reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age (Book, 2011) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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All things shining : reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age

Author: Hubert L Dreyfus; Sean Kelly
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"What constitutes human excellence?" and "What is the best way to live a life?" These are questions that human beings have been asking since the beginning of time. In their critically acclaimed book, All Things Shining, Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly argue that our search for meaning was once fulfilled by our responsiveness to forces greater than ourselves, whether one God or many. These forces drew us in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert L Dreyfus; Sean Kelly
ISBN: 9781416596158 1416596151 141659616X 9781416596165
OCLC Number: 464593183
Description: xi, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Our contemporary nihilism --
David Foster Wallace's nihilism --
Homer's polytheism --
From Aeschylus to Augustine : monotheism on the rise --
From Dante to Kant : the attractions and dangers of autonomy --
Fanaticism, polytheism, and Melville's "evil art" --
Conclusion : lives worth living in a secular age.
Responsibility: Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly.

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"Occasionally brave philosophers do leap out of their professional lanes and illuminate things for the wider public. Hubert Dreyfus of Berkeley and Sean Dorrance Kelly of Harvard have just done this Read more...

 
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