Early Greek Philosophy by John Burnet

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In case you are contemplating this e-book, i discovered it available to newbies, since it was once the *first* publication at the Presocratics I learn, and that i bought via it positive (with no previous Greek Philosophy instruction). no longer as "strenuous" as Kirk & Raven which had charges imbedded in footnotes and so on. making it extra of a "scholarly" factor (but additionally first-class nonetheless).

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6 (R. P. 22 a). The first animals were produced in the moisture, each enclosed in a prickly bark. As they advanced in age, they came out upon the drier part. 101—Aet. v. 19, 4 (R. P. 22). Further, he says that originally man was born from animals of another species. His reason is that while other animals quickly find food by themselves, man alone requires a lengthy period of suckling. -Plut. Strom. fr. 2 (R. P. ). —Plut. Symp. Quaest. 730 f (R. P. ). The importance of these statements has sometimes been overrated and still more often underestimated.

348). —Ib. 22, 1 (Dox. p. 352). — Ib. 23, 1 (Dox. p. 352). —Ib. 25, 2 (Dox. p. 356). Anaximenes explained lightning like Anaximander, adding as an illustration what happens in the case of the sea, which flashes when divided by the oars—Ib. iii. 3, 2 (Dox. p. 368). —Aet. iii. 4, 1 (Dox. p. 370). The rainbow is produced when the beams of the sun fall on thick condensed air. Hence the anterior part of it seems red, being burnt by the sun's rays, while the other part is dark, owing to the predominance of moisture.

He did not ascribe the origin of things to any alteration in matter, but said that the oppositions in the substratum, which was a boundless body, were separated out —Simpl. Phys. p. 150, 20 (R. P. 18). 14. The Primary Substance is Not One of the Elements Anaximander taught, then, that there was an eternal, indestructible something out of which everything arises, and into which everything returns; a boundless stock from which the waste of existence is continually made good. That is only the natural development of the thought we have ascribed to Thales, and there can be no doubt that Anaximander at least formulated it distinctly.

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