By Sean Dorrance Kelly
Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly light up a few of the maximum works of the West to bare how we've misplaced our passionate engagement with and responsiveness to the realm. Their trip takes us from the sweetness and openness of Homer’s polytheism to the monotheism of Dante; from the autonomy of Kant to the a number of worlds of Melville; and, eventually, to the religious problems evoked through sleek authors reminiscent of David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Dreyfus, a thinker on the collage of California, Berkeley, for 40 years, is an unique philosopher who reveals within the vintage texts of our tradition a brand new relevance for people’s daily lives. His energetic, thought-provoking lectures have earned him a podcast viewers that regularly reaches the iTunesU most sensible forty. Kelly, chair of the philosophy division at Harvard collage, is an eloquent new voice whose sensitivity to the unhappiness of the culture—and to what continues to be of the sweetness and gratitude which may chase it away—captures a new release adrift.
Re-envisioning sleek non secular lifestyles via their exam of literature, philosophy, and non secular testimony, Dreyfus and Kelly unearth historical resources of which means, and educate us easy methods to rediscover the sacred, shining issues that encompass us on a daily basis. This booklet will switch the best way we comprehend our tradition, our background, our sacred practices, and ourselves. It deals a new—and very old—way to have a good time and be thankful for our lifestyles within the smooth world.
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All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age by Sean Dorrance Kelly