Through criticism and analysis of ancient traditions, Kahn reconstructs the pattern of Anaximander’s thought using historical methods akin to the reconstructive. Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology. Front Cover. Charles H. Kahn . Columbia University Press, – Cosmology – pages. Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology has 5 ratings and 0 reviews. Through criticism and analysis of ancient traditions, Kahn reconstructs the p.
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Seneca may easily have provided them himself from his own understanding of Anaximander’s doctrine. In order to read the testimony of a given author as a connected whole, it would be possible to follow his symbol S. What may be affirmed with certainty, however, is that Anaximander is far more anaximannder to a modern historian than are such fabulous figures as Thales and Pythag- oras.
Speaking of the mixture of all thee and forms and of their diroKpLuis, Anaxagoras says: Curtis Wilson – – Ancient Philosophy 12 1: On this assimilation, see Holscher’s pertinent remarks, “Anaximander,” pp. Origin of Animal Life; Descent of Man, LPenting marked it as to-read May 15, For the aVetpov is nothing except matter; and matter cannot be an actuaUty unless the active cause is present.
Neugebauer The Exact have been familiar with it, judging from the vague Sciences, anxaimander. Thus Herodotus refers as follows to the geographical ideas of his pred- ecessors: His own research is therefore least conspicuous in the discussion of the dpxai, although there are distinct traces of it even there.
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Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology
But in grwek case of Theo- phrastus, it is impossible to proceed without a critical reconstruction of his text. This is the teaching not only of Anaxagoras a The circle of the sun is 27 times as great as [. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
It thus accounts for the reversal of direction at the winter solstice, oritins the depletion of vapor-nourishment applies rather to the arid regions of the south, and thus explains the summer solstice. For irregularities in the use of the demonstratives, see LSJ, s. The account of doctrines has been abbreviated, and some details have been confused and mutilated by careless copying. Anaximander ap- pears to us less as an object for microscopic study than as a kind of venerable mountain peak looming up in the distance.
Reinhardt, Parmenides und die Geschichte der griechischen Philosophie Bonn, There is then no reason to assign any historical value to a later report of Anaximander’s teaching, except in so far as the author relies upon Aristotle and Theophrastus. If so, there is unfortunately no test by which true paternity can be established. It is clear that the model for the first group is Anaximenes, while that for the second is Anaxagoras.
Guthrie – – Mind And why is it said to be “not dominated by anything”? Lists with This Book. Heidel emphasized this aspect B 15, A What can be done, however, is to point out i the confu- sion of the doxographic tradition, 2 the vagueness of what Aristotle and Theophrastus where his version can be recognized tell us on the subject, and 3 the weight of certain general considerations against ascribing infinite worlds to Anaximander.
The parallels under 7 prove only that he is still dependent on Theophrastus in a general way. Be the first to ask a question about Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology. In terms of the present numbering of the doxography, Simplicius is the chief authority for Although the procedure of Theophrastus was justified by the original goals of Peripatetic doxography, the results are, from our point of view, anachronistic.
B 31, and B We need not consider here the inferior source utilized by Hippolytus for the doctrine of Thales, Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Heraclitus. Finally, the Appendices deal with two questions whose treatment is too lengthy for a place in the main dis- cussion: But what the early poets lack is any distinct notion of the subterranean regions.
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It is characteristic that when Theophrastus came to deal with the cosmology of Parmenides in detail, he seems to have abandoned this Aristotelian schematism for a more accurate paraphrase.
This new point of view asserted itself with the total force of a volcanic eruption, and the ensuing flood of speculation soon spread from Miletus across the length and breadth of the origlns in which Greek was spoken. Topics of the Doxography for Anaximander 1. In addition to Arist. The Presocratic Philosophers [Cambridge, ], p. Because of their brevity or ambiguity, most of these remains offer at best a slip- pery basis anaxmander interpretation. The earth is aloft, not dominated by anything ; it remains in place because of the similar distance from all points [of the celestial circumference].
Cope was commenting on Rhet. The possibility of this total omission, corresponding to the mention of a grwek but unattested theory, seems too remote to be seriously entertained.
Both constructions can be, and have been, defended. As one editor remarked, “Our author is very liable to misquotation, as I believe to be the case with all or most of those who, having anximander wide range of reading and an unusually retentive memory, are accustomed anc rely too confidently upon the latter faculty” — E.
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These considerations may suffice to justify the inevitable use of Theophrastus’ account as the groundwork for any history of sixth- century thought.
But the procedure of Aetius is more radical.
For the words “all the ovpavoC occur also in 4, where Theophrastus seems to be following Anaximander’s text rather closely.