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[When Aristotle, in the first book of his Metaphysics, speaks of his predecessors, he mentions Thales of Miletus as the first representative of philosophy.]
[In the fifty-four pages of the first chapter of his book Infinity in the Presocratics, SweeneySweeney, L. discusses “twenty-three noteworthy studies on Anaximander’s to apeiron”.]
[Of all the authors who refer to Anaximander, Aristotle was closest to the Milesian in time and, therefore, his reports must be considered important.]
[Generally speaking, the sources of the so-called doxographers were Aristotle and Theophrastus. As we have seen in the previous chapter, the little we know from Aristotle about Anaximander is embedded in his own philosophical theories, which were not particularly suitable for articulating...
[In the previous chapters, we argued that Anaximander must have used ἄπειρος adjectively as an attribute or property of something else. Accordingly, the question has to be answered: What could it have been that ἄπειρος was an attribute of? It is strange that some authors, who also come to the...
[Based on secondary reports, one can assume that the works of the Presocratics dealt with the origin of the world, its appearance and transformations. These issues were expressed, as we will demonstrate, in words that describe the features of life. Living beings can move by themselves and we are...
[One of the few occasions Aristotle mentions Anaximander by name appears in a passage from Physics. Here he contrasts Anaximander’s rendition of the process of generation with that of those who explain generation by condensation and rarefaction of the one underlying body. Anaximander, on the...
[Thus far we have mainly shown how, according to Anaximander, the creative power of boundless nature works through the coming to be of the cosmos and all that it contains. But apart from creation, there is also destruction and perishing. In contrast to boundless nature, existing things that have...
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