E-book: Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology

May 19, 2008 at 5:17 pm (ΤΟ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΟ ΠΝΕΥΜΑ ΤΩΝ ΑΡ) ()

http://books.google.gr/books?id=c0z-QbIW84EC&hl=el

In the sixth century B.C., Anaximander of Miletus, an associate of Thales, initiated Western philosophy and science with an inquiry into ‘the nature of things’ which included a theory of how the world order arose, how the heavens and earth were formed, and how human beings came into existence. Anaximander was the first thinker to propose a geometric model to explain the movement of the heavenly bodies; the cosmological ideas of his school provided the background for all ancient Greek views of the natural world.

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