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Anaximander (Anaximandros) (ca 610 - ca 546 BC), Greek (jan 1, 610 BC – jan 1, 546 BC)

Description:

From Miletus in Ionia

Key ideas:
- Material monism (substance materialism).
- Apeiron (the indefinite) is the arche. It is the original stuff, the fundamental cause or first principle that explains everything.
- The apeiron generates the opposites hot and cold which in turn generates the rest of the cosmos.
- If Anaximander really was a material monist, then he thought that apeiron persists through change.

Key works:
- None of his writings remains.

Misc:
- Student of Thales
- Teacher of Anaximenes

Links:
- https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/presocratics/
- https://www.iep.utm.edu/presocra/

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Date:

jan 1, 610 BC
jan 1, 546 BC
~ 64 years

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