Ancient Greek Philosophers – Anaximenes

Channel: Historical Endeavours
Duration: 5:47
Description: Anaximenes was the third member of the ancient philosophical school of thought commonly referred to as the Milesian school. His beliefs included that air was the base element of everthing – continuing the strictly monistic principle of the Milesian school. He theorised that when air was thinned it would become fire and, when it was condensed, it would first become vapour, then water, then earth, then stone (the traditional four elements of Greek Polytheism). He also attempted to explain the natural phenomena such as earthquakes and lightenign using this theory.
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Ancient, Greek, Philosophers, Anaximenes, philosopher, greece, miletus, milesian, school, thales, anaximander, elements, natural, physics
Published: October 18, 2011 8:09 pm

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