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Anaximenes (Anaksimenes) of Miletus

( Greek philosopher)

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Biography Anaximenes (Anaksimenes) of Miletus
Anaximenes, Anaksimenes, of Miletus, VI in. BC. e. (mind. in 528-525 years. BC. e.), Greek philosopher. Supposedly was a pupil of Anaximander. A. Wu Tzu, written in the Ionian, was known in the Hellenistic period (preserved two fragments, the authorship of which is debatable). The essential foundation of the world but to recognize the infinite and is in constant motion (which refers us to the infinity of Anaximander) air (aer), condensation or rarefaction of which he explained the appearance of all things. Due to the gradual accumulation of air (associated with a decrease in temperature), there are winds, clouds, water, earth and stones. Dilution also brings to life the fire. The development of the world - the process of quantitative rather than qualitative. A. endowed with reason and air is admitted for the form of God's existence. Identifying the soul from the air,. first to find a parallel people - space: as the soul controls the person, so the air embraces the entire world (the analogy between the microcosm and the macrocosm). Earth he imagined in the form of a flat panel, supported by air. The heavenly bodies circling above the Earth. A. probably first noted that the moon shone by reflected sunlight. He also tried to scientifically explain the atmospheric phenomena and the earthquake. Teaching A. revived in V. BC. e. Athens physician and philosopher Diogenes of Apollonia.


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