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Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology - Charles H. Kahn

Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology


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In the sixth century B.C., 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.

A very fine book. . . . One of the best things American scholarship has produced in its area. --Gregory Vlastos

Preface to the Second Printing
Abbreviations and Short Titles Used in Citation
Bibliographical Note
Introductionp. 3
The Documentary Evidence for Anaximander's Views
Introduction to the Doxographyp. 11
Arrangement of the Doxographyp. 25
The Doxography: Texts and Commentaryp. 28
The Cosmology of Anaximander
The Milesian Theory of the Natural Worldp. 75
Elements and Opposites: The Members of the Worldp. 119
Anaximander's Fragment: The Universe Governed by Lawp. 166
Conclusion: Milesian Speculation and the Greek Philosophy of Naturep. 199
App. I. The Usage of the Term [actual symbol not reproducible] in Early Greek Philosophyp. 219
App. II. The Aheipon of Anaximanderp. 231
Subjectsp. 241
Names and Citationsp. 243
Greek Termsp. 248
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ISBN: 9780872202566
ISBN-10: 0872202569
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th June 1994
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 3