Anaximander: A Re-assessment by Andrew Gregory

By Andrew Gregory

Anaximander, the sixth-century BCE thinker of Miletus, is usually credited as being the instigator of either technology and philosophy. the 1st recorded thinker to posit the belief of the boundless cosmos, he used to be additionally the 1st to try to provide an explanation for the origins of the area and humankind in rational phrases. Anaximander's philosophy encompasses theories of justice, cosmogony, geometry, cosmology, zoology and meteorology.

Anaximander: A Re-assessment attracts jointly those wide-ranging threads right into a unmarried, coherent photograph of the fellow, his worldview and his legacy to the historical past of notion. Arguing that Anaximander's statements are either apodeictic and in line with statement of the area round him, Andrew Gregory examines how Anaximander's theories can all be construed in this sort of method that they're in step with and supportive of one another. This comprises the guideline that the philosophical parts of Anaximander's notion (his account of the apeiron, the extant fragment) may be harmonised to help his perspectives at the flora and fauna. The paintings additional explores how those theories relate to early Greek notion and specifically conceptions of theogony and meterology in Hesiod and Homer.

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