Saturday, 26 March 2011
In the 21st Century Is It Naive to "Look for Meaning?"
I'm reading a number of books right now. As usual, I'm reading more than one at a time. The one I'm racing through is one by Huburt Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly, All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age. It's gotten fairly mixed reviews, but it's proving a fairly engaging read.
UPDATE: After finishing this book, I can see why the reviews for it were so tepid. The best summation is of its flaws is a review from the New York Times Review of books by Gary Wills. I don't read ancient Greek, so I didn't understand the depth of the book's flaws. I just knew that the ideas seemed trite and superficial. Wills with his usual brilliance made the case far better than I ever could.