According to John Carroll the ancient Greeks invite us to think about who we are, and the best ways to organise ourselves, to build institutions, and to make our cities beautiful. They lead us into a sceptical orientation to ourselves and the world we inhabit, questioning the meaning of it all. They have bequeathed to us science and philosophy, drama and sport, our engagement with nature, and much else that graces our modern world.
In Greece, our metaphysical perspective was set. We were introduced to the mystery - an abiding sense that there is a deep secret, one which somehow holds the key to the big questions about life.
Here he is in conversation with former NSW Premier Bob Carr.
Guests: John Carroll:Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University Bob Carr: Former NSW Premier
Publications: Title: Greek Pilgrimage: In Search of the Foundations of the West Author: John Carroll Publisher: Scribe ISBN 978 1 921 640 742
Title: The Existential Jesus Author: John Carroll Publisher: Scribe ISBN 978 1 921 215 179