Anaximander: A Survey of His Ideas

  title={Anaximander: A Survey of His Ideas},
  author={Dirk L. Couprie},
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 Die grossen Philosophen. Anaximander was the first Greek who wrote a treatise in prose that is referred to in the tradition under the title On Nature. Anaximander seems to have reflected on the discovery of writing, or more precise on the letters of the alphabet. It is said that Anaximander maintained… Expand
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