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    DescriptionA sense of certainty and unhesitating confidence is rare in the contemporary world. An unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and if we are honest about it then most of us will admit that we waver in the face of them. Dreyfus and Kelly examine some of the greatest books in the Western Canon to explain that the burden of choice is essentially a modern problem to which there is an age old solution. Dreyfus and Kelly explain the huge jump from Homer's polytheistic world to the monotheistic one in which Dante wrote his Divine Comedy and Martin Luther wrote his ninety-five theses. They then take the reader forward to the rejection of this Christian ideal, to the Superman of Nietzsche and further onto the spiritual cornucopia of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Arriving at the ennui and emptiness that pervades our modern world in which the work of Elizabeth Gilbert and David Foster Wallace arose, Dreyfus and Kelly offer a new-and very old-way to embrace the world, a fresh way to live a meaningful life in a secular world


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    Title
    All Things Shining
    Subtitle
    Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hubert L. Dreyfus, By (author) Sean Dorrance Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416596165
    ISBN 10: 141659616X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000, LIT007000
    LC classification: BL
    DC22: 200
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Approval Code: A13060000
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 210
    DC22: 100
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A28400000
    BISAC V2.8: PHI031000
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: DS, QRAX, QDX
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    The Free Press
    Publication date
    10 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    [A]n inspirational book but a highly intelligent and impassioned one. compelling. " The Wall Street Journal"