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Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology: From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus
The Archaic World-Picture.- Archaic Astronomical Instruments.- How Thales Was Able to Predict the Solar Eclipse of 28 May 585 B.C..- The Shape of the Earth According to Thales.- The Riddle of theExpand
Anaximander: A Survey of His Ideas
The history of Western philosophy begins with Anaximander of Miletus (610–547 B.C.), in Asia Minor, now Turkey. This is how he is treated, for instance, by Karl Jaspers in the first volume of his DieExpand
The Visualization Of Anaximander's Astronomy
Reconstruction du modele astronomique d'Anaximandre (610-547 av J.C.) conformement a la tradition doxographique representant la terre comme un disque plat flottant au centre de l'univers. L'A.Expand
How Thales Was Able to "Predict" a Solar Eclipse Without the Help of Alleged Mesopotamian Wisdom
The first part of this article examines Patricia O'Grady's recent attempt to identify the method by which Thales might have successfully predicted a solar eclipse. According to O'Grady, some 60% ofExpand
Ordering of Time
Thus far we have mainly shown how, according to Anaximander, the creative power of boundless nature works through the coming to be of the cosmos and all that it contains. But apart from creation,Expand
The Archaic World Picture
The archaic world picture, the picture of a flat earth with the dome of the heaven vaulted above it, on which the celestial bodies are attached, is the basic world picture of many ancient cultures.Expand
Heraclides Ponticus and the Infinite Universe
In Chap. 8, it was explained how Anaximander, with one of his fundamental speculative insights, broke through the firmament of the archaic world picture by placing the celestial bodies at differentExpand
Anaximander’s 'Boundless Nature'
The usual interpretation has it that Anaximander made ‘the Boundless’ (τὸ ἄπeιρον) the source and principle of everything. However, in the works of Aristotle, the nearest witness, no directExpand
Two Appendices: Cosmas Indicopleustes and Samuel Birley Rowbotham
In Book 6 of his Christian Topography, Cosmas Indicopleustes, the famous defender of the flatness of the earth who lived in the sixth century A.D., intended to prove that the sun is much smaller thanExpand