Roth on ‘All Things Shining’ by Dreyfus and Kelly

In The New York Times, Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth reviews All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. The authors argue that humankind’s pursuit of monotheism or other unifying principles that attempt to explain the world we often lose our way, but great books can offer a way to reconnect us. Roth writes that All Things Shining offers “a fascinating read and deserves an audience far beyond the borders of academia. Even if you don’t agree that we are caught in an age of nihilistic indecision, if you attune yourself to the authors’ energetic intelligence and deep engagement with key texts in the West, you will have much to be grateful for.”