• Anaximander


    Greek: Ἀναξίμανδρος, Anaximandros;
    Place: Miletus, Ionia, Asia Minor
    Year: c. 610 – c. 546 BC
    Era: pre-Socratic Greek philosophy
    Affiliation: Milesian school
    Primary Principle: apeiron
    Successor of Thales
    Contribution: Metaphysics, astronomy, geometry, geography, science
    Astronomy: described the mechanics of celestial bodies in relation to the Earth.
    Physics: postulated that the indefinite (or apeiron) was the source of all things led Greek philosophy to a new level of conceptual abstraction.
    Geometry: introduced the gnomon in Greece. Created a map of the world that contributed greatly to the advancement of geography.

    first philosopher known to have written down his studies

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