Anaximander | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 48 pages of analysis & critique of Anaximander.
This section contains 14,132 words
(approx. 48 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by William K. C. Guthrie

SOURCE: William K. C. Guthrie, "Anaximander," in A History of Greek Philosophy, Vol. I, Cambridge at the University Press, 1962, pp. 72-145.

In the excerpt that follows, Guthrie provides a historical framework for Anaximander's cosmology and cosmogony, contending that Anaximander made original and significant contributions to scientific thought.

(1) Gi; (1) date, Writings, Interests =~ Sdate, Writings, Interests

Anaximander was a younger friend and fellow-citizen of Thales…. Apollodorus says with unusual precision that he was sixty-four in the year 547/6 ([Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers; hereafter D.L.] II, 2).1 Following the tradition that Thales wrote nothing, Themistius described him as 'the first of the Greeks, to our knowledge, who was bold enough to publish a treatise on nature'. Certain it is that he wrote a book, which seems to have come into the hands of Apollodorus the chronologist, and we may feel some confidence that it was in the library of the...

(read more)

This section contains 14,132 words
(approx. 48 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by William K. C. Guthrie
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by William K. C. Guthrie from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.