Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology

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Hackett Publishing, Jan 1, 1994 - Philosophy - 247 pages
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In the sixth century BC, Anaximander of Miletus, an associate of Thales, initiated Western philosophy and science with an inquiry into 'the nature of things' which included a theory of how the world order arose, how the heavens and earth were formed, and how human beings came into existence. Anaximander was the first thinker to propose a geometric model to explain the movement of the heavenly bodies; the cosmological ideas of his school provided the background for all ancient Greek views of the natural world. This new printing of the corrected Centrum printing of 1985 makes available again a work of value for students in classics, philosophy, literature, and the history of science.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
INTRODUCTION TO THE DOXOGRAPHY
11
ARRANGEMENT OF THE DOXOGRAPHY
25
THE MILESIAN THEORY OF THE NATURAL WORLD
75
THE MEMBERS OF THE WORLD
119
THE UNIVERSE GOVERNED BY LAW
166
MILESIAN SPECULATION AND THE GREEK PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE
199
THE USAGE OF THE TERM KOZMOZ IN EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY
219
THE AIIEIPON OF ANAXIMANDER
231
THE FIRST GREEK PROSE TREATISE
240
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Charles H. Kahn is Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania.

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