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Ideas of Anaximander, by Text

[Greek, c.610 - 540 BCE, Born in Miletus. Presumed pupil of Thales.]

570BCE fragments/reports
p.31 Anaximander produced the first philosophy book (and maybe the first book) [Bodnár]
p.57 The parts of all things are susceptible to change, but the whole is unchangeable [Diog. Laertius]
p.75 Anaximander saw the contradiction in the world - that its own qualities destroy it [Nietzsche]
p.508 The Boundless cannot exist on its own, and must have something contrary to it [Aristotle]
A09 p.14 Anaximander introduced the idea that the first principle and element of things was the Boundless [Simplicius]
A26 p.16 The earth is stationary, because it is in the centre, and has no more reason to move one way than another [Aristotle]
B1 p.19 Things begin and end in the Unlimited, and are balanced over time according to justice
B2 p.19 The essential nature, whatever it is, of the non-limited is everlasting and ageless