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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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A guide for secular readers cites classic works of literature to illustrate how to achieve passionate, skillful engagement with others for a greater sense of purpose.
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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 p. ; 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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