THE GREEK FOUNDATIONS OF THE WEST.

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  • Author(s): Carroll, John
  • Source:
    Thesis Eleven. May2008, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p5-21. 17p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      balance
      culture
      dairnonic
      Greece
      niythos
      virtue transcendent
    • Abstract:
      This article returns to the question of the foundations of Western culture. Many have trod this path before, notably Nietzsche. At issue is a theory of culture, and the classical Greek preoccupation with how humans can make sense of their lives, find direction and some sort of vindication - for that is what culture is, and does. Travelling Greece today, what surprises is the vitality of the ancient sites. Alive with their own cast of timeless enchantment, it is as if they haven't changed over the millennia. Has this miraculous, enduring vitality something to do with the fact that the Western tree that Greece seeded continues to flourish? Or, is this just romantic illusion, a way to redeem the prosaic orders of modern everyday life; or, a fantasy aesthetico-religious culture to populate the disenchanted ruins of the Christian churchyard? [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0725-5136
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0725513607088196
    • Accession Number:
      31955020
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CARROLL, J. The Greek Foundations of the West. Thesis Eleven, [s. l.], v. 93, n. 1, p. 5–21, 2008. DOI 10.1177/0725513607088196. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=31955020. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Carroll J. The Greek Foundations of the West. Thesis Eleven. 2008;93(1):5-21. doi:10.1177/0725513607088196
    • APA:
      Carroll, J. (2008). The Greek Foundations of the West. Thesis Eleven, 93(1), 5–21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0725513607088196
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Carroll, John. 2008. “The Greek Foundations of the West.” Thesis Eleven 93 (1): 5–21. doi:10.1177/0725513607088196.
    • Harvard:
      Carroll, J. (2008) ‘The Greek Foundations of the West’, Thesis Eleven, 93(1), pp. 5–21. doi: 10.1177/0725513607088196.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Carroll, J 2008, ‘The Greek Foundations of the West’, Thesis Eleven, vol. 93, no. 1, pp. 5–21, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Carroll, John. “The Greek Foundations of the West.” Thesis Eleven, vol. 93, no. 1, May 2008, pp. 5–21. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0725513607088196.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Carroll, John. “The Greek Foundations of the West.” Thesis Eleven 93, no. 1 (May 2008): 5–21. doi:10.1177/0725513607088196.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Carroll J. The Greek Foundations of the West. Thesis Eleven [Internet]. 2008 May [cited 2020 Nov 24];93(1):5–21. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=31955020