Channel: Historical Endeavours
Description: Anaximander was born in the city of Miletus and went on to become a prominent member of the Milesian school of philosophy, following in the footsteps of his predecessor (Thales of Miletus). He took much philosophical influence from Thales but he diverged over several key areas. This is illustrated, for example, by his maintaining that there are certain elements which constitute all things but he stated that there were four elements instead of one (as Thales had believed). His main theories regarded the universe and the apeiron but he also attempted to make a map of the world and had various other theories. He is also said to have been named administrator of a Milesian colony out to the coast of the black sea.
Published: November 30, 2010 12:50 pm