Anaximander and the Architects: The Contributions of Egyptian and Greek Architectural Technologies to the Origins of Greek Philosophy
Anaximander and the Architects opens a previously unexplored avenue into Presocratic philosophy—the technology of monumental architecture. The evidence, coming directly from sixth century B.C.E. building sites and bypassing Aristotle, shows how the architects and their projects supplied their Ionian communities with a sprouting vision of natural order governed by structural laws. Their technological innovations and design techniques formed the core of an experimental science and promoted a rational, not mythopoetical, discourse central to our understanding of the context in which early Greek philosophy emerged. Anaximander’s prose book and his rationalizing mentality are illuminated in surprising ways by appeal to the ongoing, extraordinary projects of the archaic architects and their practical techniques.
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Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Philosophy
The Conventional View and Its Discontents
Technology as Politics
The Ionian Philosophers and Architects
Pherecydes Cosmogony and Legal Inscriptions
Prose in Archaic Architectural Treatises and the Community of Thales and Anaximander Theodorus and Rhoikos Chersiphron and Metagenes
The Contribution of the Egyptian Architects to the Ionian Greek Architects of the Archaic Period
An Overview of Monumental Temple Projects in Archaic Ionia
Homers World Picture
Hesiods World Picture
The Plan or Aerial View
Three Dimensional ViewsThe Side Elevation Oblique and Axonometric Views
Technology as Politics The Origins of Greek Philosophy in Its Sociopolitical Context
The Aristocratic Patrons of Archaic Temples
The Argument for the Appropriation of Civic Authority
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