AnaximanderAnaximander of Miletos
(610/609 BC Miletus, Asia Minor (Now Balat, Turkey) -546/540 BC, Miletus, Asia Minor)Nationality: GreeceUnique distinction
: The founder of Cosmology, one of the founders of Hylozoism, one of the pioneers of exact science, first of the Greeks to publish a written text, Ionian tradition, Milesian school, Naturalism and Monist schoolGender: Male
Quotes: 1. There are many worlds and many systems of Universes existing all at the same time, all of them perishable.
2. There cannot be a single, simple body which is infinite, either, as some hold, one distinct from the elements, which they then derive from it, nor without this qualification.
3. The Earth is cylindrical, three times as wide as it is deep, and only the upper part is inhabited. But this Earth is isolated in space, and the sky is a complete sphere in the center of which is located, unsupported, our cylinder, the Earth, situated at an equal distance from all the points of the sky.
4. The source from which existing things derive their existence is also that to which they return at their destruction.
5. Immortal and indestructible, surrounds all and directs all.Read more...