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    and the earth. In this essay, however, I am going to divulge the thoughts and reasons behind some of the Pre-Socratic views of the Cosmos and the building blocks of the “stuff” we find on earth. There are some very differing views of how the world became what it is today. Many of the Pre-Socratic philosophers would also agree. Thales might tell you the world began from water. Anaximander might say the boundless,…

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    concept to understand, he believes the universe was created by something completely unattainable, something that cannot be defined by shape, size, color, odor, or any factor that is imaginable to the human. Given all of the theories I have researched, this one made the most sense to me. We do not completely understand the universe, nor do I believe we ever will. The universe is filled with endless questions; questions that will still need answering even after we are long gone. I believe the…

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    Thales Vs Anaximander

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    Thales to Anaximander, from One Philosopher to Another The movement of philosophical thinking from Thales to Anaximander has very different ideas in their premises about the “One.” The “One,” in accordance to Thales is “Water,” and Anaximander defines it as “Boundless.” These two philosophers are regarded as the first men to question the basis of all things. In this essay I will examine Thales and Anaximander in-order-to compare and contrast their ideas of the “One.” I will first share some of…

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    Although early Greek philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, and Xenophanes introduced ‘new’ philosophical concepts to society, many of their thoughts or ideas were similar to or dependent on earlier traditions. Thales was known for his answers to questions relating to the geography of the cosmos. As opposed to the Greek thought that the Earth was like a column surrounded by water, Thales claimed that the Earth floats on water. He used this concept to explain what supports the Earth, and to…

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    Lani Saunders October 6, 2017 AST 123 Homework #1 1. Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes all originated in the Greek colony Miletus. Their intellectual thinking could have been contributed to the education they had. Miletus was a very wealthy city at the time. They people living there didn’t have to worry about money for food or housing so they could spend it on getting a good education, which was rather rare at the time. Other Greek colonies didn’t have enough money to build good education…

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    Who Is Hesiod's Theogony?

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    about the natural world, very differently to the way that Hesiod, writer of “The Theogony” a book of Greek myth with no sense of justification, thought. It affected the minds of Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes to question nature, have an urge to find an explanation of life through “phusis” (402), or nature itself, and put forth a singular material that makes up the world. While Thales was the first and was able to give some form of evidence, Anaximander, and Anaximenes had more trouble…

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    make as much sees from dainty air. Rather, he might have been those outgrowth of a strikingly ripe philosophical surroundings inside Greece that needed been germinating for several a long time. Anaximander: He was an exceedingly original and audacious thinker. He was probably born abput 611 ac and died about 547. He was an inhabitant of miletus, and said to have been a disciple of thales. It will be seen, thus, that was a younger contemporary of thles. He was born at that time when thales was…

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    the potentialities for the nourishment and generation of the entire cosmos, even the very fire of the sun and the stars, and indeed the cosmos itself is nourished by evaporation of the waters. In Thales we have the first philosophical attempt to identify the unifying principle of things. Anaximander Anaximander was the pupil and successor of Thales. He was the first person to draw a scaled map of the world which shows that he had the tendency to think in terms of models. He held the belief that…

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    Thales Vs Anaximenes

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    The pre-socratics were ancient philosophers that lived in Greece during the sixth and fifth centuries, who contemplated reality among other new concepts. The documentation of their beliefs and works are known through writings of other later philosophers, mostly Aristotle. A particular group of these philosophers allowed for the evolution and contemplation about the first cause of reality. Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes made up what is known as the Milesian school of philosophy, where Thales…

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    Each Pre-Socratic philosopher has a specific understanding of the world and the universe we live on. In the island of Miletus, the search for the origin of everything began with the Milesian School in the persons of Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes. The first philosopher of the origin of things is Thales. For Thales, water was the reasonable beginning element of all things since water is observably present in everything in the form of moisture . On the other hand, Anaximander realized that a…

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