Essays Tagged: "Anaximander"


Samos in 560BC. He was taught about the teachings of the early Ionian philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, and Anximenes. Pythagoras fled to Crotona because of political unrest in his homeland. ...

(2 pages) 110 0 1.7 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Herodotus: Greek Historian

nd a bit about him. The last six(6) pages will speak of or mention other historians, such as Homer, Anaximander, Hecataeus, Thucydides, Machavelli, Plato, Sophocles, Theopompus, and Philistus in order ... f enthusiasm possibly evolved from the so-called Ionian enlightenment of the time for scholars like Anaximander and Hecataeus who were seeking to discover more of the world and its nature. (Hollister, ...

(31 pages) 210 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers


s who are credited with sparking his interest in mathematics and astrology: Anaximenes, Thales, and Anaximander. His mentors were particularly interested in the area of geometry.In 535 BC, Pythagoras ...

(2 pages) 103 3 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Philosophy Before Socrates - Early Ionian Achievement

ture Ionian philosophers, who progressed much further with the same tools: observation and analysis.Anaximander took Thales' concept of an original substance that all has "evolved" from, but saw that ... in inanimate objects. Although not really a true precursor of evolutionary theory (McKirahan, 43), Anaximander's ideas of where life came from are nevertheless educated assumptions. He guessed that t ...

(8 pages) 49 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


Like Thales, Anaximander was a monist. But he rejected Thales' supposition that water is the material archê ... (6 = B1). It was recorded by the commentator Simplicius (6th C.), who was preserving an account of Anaximander given by Aristotle's student Theophrastus; it's possible that Simplicius may have gotten ... dering of time.Before trying to figure out what this means, let's look at the context in Simplicius:Anaximander ... said that the indefinite was the first principle and element of things that are, and ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


postulates air as the archê. This may seem to be a throwback to Thales, a step backward after Anaximander; but I will argue that is is not.2. Anaximenes is offering a new world view:1. Anaximand ... ot be certain of its existence).2. Among the familiar elements, air is the most like the apeiron as Anaximander conceived it. Air is the most neutral of the elements.3. He probably believed that air w ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

La différence sexuelle chez les Grecs: Depuis le conflit tragique jusqu'à l'harmonie platonique

rough Plato to Aristotle, and what one might call 'the tragic tradition' including thinkers such as Anaximander, Heraclitus, and Empedocles. The Platonic tradition is characterized by hierarchical thi ...

(20 pages) 22 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Thales and Anaximander

d as alive and thus life and matter to be inseparable. Even plants he feels have a immortal ``soul".Anaximander shares Thales' assumption that all things emerged from one original "stuff" and ultimate ... logy, he holds that there is a first principle (archê) of all things. Unlike Thales, however, Anaximander asserts that the first principle is not water, but what he calls the apeiron, translated ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Life of Anaximander , an early Greek philosopher.

Anaximander, who lived from 611-546 BCE, was an astronomer and was one of the first Greek philosophe ... anks to the writings of latter philosophers his work will not be lost completely.Figure1The life of Anaximander begins in Miletus, which is known today as Turkey. He was a student of Thales and we wro ... ial in Greece called the gnomon. This sundial was standing upright or vertical. A representation of Anaximander with the gnomon is given in Figure 1. Almost all of the information that has been obtain ...

(7 pages) 23 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


orld could be explained by the form of quantity (i.e. numbers). Anaximenes thought that it was air; Anaximander thought it was "aperion". It seems easy to come to Thales defense, considering the ... cs talk about or the result of a governing principle affecting these eternal elements? For example, Anaximander speaks of the "eternal of hot and cold was separated off at the coming to be of this wor ...

(6 pages) 529 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reality - Fact or Fiction?

les thoughts are well thought out, but I agree more with newer thinkers.Staying with the Milesians, Anaximander contradicts Thales beliefs. While he agrees that there is one single "element" that make ... gs that are real, and they make up everything that we perceive to be real. This is quite similar to Anaximander's "Unlimited" theory.This philosophical idea makes a lot of sense to me. I kind of pictu ...

(7 pages) 16 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy