Past Event

All Things Shining

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 12:00pm

All Things Shining

Hubert Dreyfus, Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Co-author, All Things Shining
Sean Dorrance Kelly, Chair of Department of Philosophy, Harvard University; Co-author, All Things Shining

Dreyfus and Kelly will explore the unrelenting flow of choices confronting us, and the absence in our culture of clear ways to choose. This modern predicament may seem inevitable with the loss of religious certitude, but Dreyfus and Kelly explain why even in our secular culture we need not lose our passionate engagement with and responsiveness to the world. By re-envisioning modern spiritual life through their examination of literature, philosophy and religious testimony, Dreyfus and Kelly unearth ancient sources of meaning and teach us how to rediscover the sacred, shining things that surround us every day. Their highly acclaimed new book, All Things Shining, has been generating strongbuzz and just received a favorable review in The New York Times and has been on the Times' extended best-seller list for several weeks.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond