from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Anaximander 611-547 B.C. Greek philosopher and astronomer who constructed the first precise geometrical model of the universe and speculated that it arose out of the separation of opposite qualities from one primordial substance.
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- proper n. A pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived in Miletus; pupil of Thales and teacher of Anaximenes.
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- n. a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)
Ancient Greek philosophers such as Anaximander postulated the development of life from non-life and the evolutionary descent of man from animal.
It is an ancient idea, held by ancient pagan philosophers such as Anaximander as early as the 7th century BC, and returning to popularity in 19th century Europe.
The account of the opinions of Anaximander which is given by Plutarch ( "De
The book is structured around an oral test being taken by Anaximander, who wishes to become a member of the elite Academy, the group that controls her secluded island society.
Anaximander and Pythagoras in the sixth century before Christ already came up with the idea that the earth must be spherical, and Aristotle 384–322 BC even gave advanced proofs of this.
Across the millennia, in the brilliant words of Anaximander, our clarion call must read; who does not anticipate the unexpected will never find it.
John Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy, 4th edition (1930), suggests that Anaximander even had a primitive grasp of fitness and adaptation.
Students of philosophy might add a few names to this list going as far back as Anaximander in the6th C B.C., who thought that man originated as a kind of fish.
Anaximander “Anax” is a student studying the history of the twenty-first century in school.
It was a leader in culture and art, and produced the philosophers Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes.
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