Dreyfus, H: All Things Shining
Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
Citing a divergence between Western-world perspectives on a meaningful life and the beliefs of other cultures and times, 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.
Stunning! This is one of the most surprising, demanding, and beautiful books I have ever read. My compliments gentleman, and I hope thousands of others share my admiration and awe. --Charles Van Doren, author of "A History of Knowledge"