Get curbside service details on our blog.

Book drops are open at all locations except Edmondson Pike.

All things shining: reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
The religious turn to their faith to find meaning. But what about the many people who lead secular lives and are also hungry for meaning? What guides, what approaches are available to them? Distinguished philosophers, Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly explain that a secular life charged with meaning is indeed within reach. It is achieved by a passionate, skillful engagement with the people, events, and wonders present in the most ordinary days-an approach to meaning that modern Western culture seems to have abandoned. Dreyfus and Kelly use some of the greatest works of the Western Canon to trace the way we lost this passionate engagement to our surroundings and to show us how to get it back. Taking us on a journey from the wonder and openness of Homer's polytheistic world, to the monotheism of Dante, to the nihilism of Kant, to the pantheism of Melville, and finally to the spiritual difficulties of the world evoked by modern authors such as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Gilbert, All Things Shining will change the way we understand our culture, our history, our sacred practices, and ourselves, and offer a new-and very old-way to celebrate a secular existence.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c36347b1-c83d-0139-ccbe-3cc62dc81735
Grouping Title all things shining reading the western classics to find meaning in a secular age
Grouping Author dreyfus hubert l
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-06-08 19:35:02PM
Last Indexed 2020-09-29 00:55:28AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Drummond, David (Narrator)
Kelly, Sean
Kelly, Sean,
author Dreyfus, Hubert L.
author2-role Drummond, David(Narrator)
Kelly, Sean
Kelly, Sean,
hoopla digital.
author_display Dreyfus, Hubert L
available_at_school Hume-Fogg Magnet High
collection_school Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction
display_description 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.
format_category_school Audio Books
format_school Book
id c36347b1-c83d-0139-ccbe-3cc62dc81735
isbn 141659616
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT11418357 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true Hoopla Available Online
ils:CARL0000606184 QQ00130749 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction 200 DRE 1 false false On Shelf 69450
last_indexed 2020-09-29T05:55:28.131Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 200 DRE
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Hume-Fogg Magnet High
primary_isbn 9781416596165
publishDate 2011
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT11418357 eAudiobook Audio Books Unabridged. English HighBridge, 2011. 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
ils:CARL0000606184 Book Books 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed. English Free Press, 2011. xi, 254 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11418357 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:CARL0000606184 QQ00130749 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
subject_facet Meaning (Philosophy)
title_display All things shining : reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age
title_full All things shining : reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age / Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly
All things shining : reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age [electronic resource] / Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly
title_short All things shining :
title_sub reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age
topic_facet Meaning (Philosophy)