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Anaxagoras said that their moisture is from the earth, and on this account he said to Lechineos that the earth is mother of plants, and the sun father.
Anaxagoras: The solstices are due to a repulsion of the air towards the south, for the sun compressed it and by condensation made it strong.
Anaxagoras: Sleep is due to a weariness of the body's energy; for it is an experience of the body, not of the soul; and death is the separation of the soul from the body.
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  Anaxagoras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anaxagoras brought philosophy and the spirit of scientific inquiry from Ionia to Athens.
Anaxagoras was arrested by Pericles' political opponents on a charge of contravening the established dogmas of religion (some say the charge was one of Medism).
Anaxagoras, the first undoubted theist, among the philosophers, was perhaps the first that ever was accused of atheism.
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 Anaxagoras (c. 500-428 BCE) [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Anaxagoras was born in Ionia in the town of Clazomenae, a lively port city on the coast of present-day Turkey.
Empedocles was a contemporary of Anaxagoras and, while the historical records are inconclusive, it is possible that the latter was partially reacting to the theory of the former in the development of his own views.
Anaxagoras’ theory of the origins of the world is reminiscent of the cosmogonies that had been previously developed in the Ionion tradition, particularly through Anaximenes and Anaximander.
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 Anaxagoras (crater) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anaxagoras is a young lunar impact crater that is located near the north pole of the Moon.
To the south-southeast is Epigenes crater, and due south is the worn remains of Birmingham crater.
The Anaxagoras crater is a relatively recent impact crater that is young enough to still possess a ray system that has not been eroded by space weathering.
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 Anaxagoras of Clazomenae 500-428 BC]
Anaxagoras was born in Clazomenae at the coast of Asia Minor around 500 BC.
Anaxagoras agreed with Empedocles that all coming into and going out of being is merely the composition and decomposition of existing substances, but he rejected Empedocles' Love and Strife theory, probably because there was no scientific reason that spoke for it.
It is unlikely that Anaxagoras derived this idea from the observation of spiral galaxies in space, because their structure cannot be observed by the naked eye and the Greeks did not have telescopes.
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Anaxagoras went his own way; Melissos and Leukippos, though they still retained enough of the old views to bear witness to the source of their inspiration, were too strongly influenced by the Eleatic dialectic to remain content with the theories of Anaximenes.
Anaxagoras is said to have been the teacher of Perikles, and the fact is placed beyond the reach of doubt by the testimony of Plato.
Anaxagoras was not obliged by his theory to regard the elements of Empedokles as primary, a view to which there were obvious objections, especially in the case of earth.
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 BookRags: Anaxagoras Biography
Anaxagoras did not believe that the sun and moon were divinities, as the Greeks did, and he was prosecuted for his teachings.
Anaxagoras rebuked "the Greeks for not thinking correctly about birth and death, since nothing is born or dies; on the contrary, everything is assembled out of existing things and then dissolved.
For Anaxagoras, cosmic Mind "is infinite and absolute; it possesses perfect knowledge of everything, exerts the greatest power, and dominates all living things, the biggest and the smallest." Since all life in Anaxagoras's universe is under the control of Mind, each molecular interchange occurs according to rule.
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Anaxagoras, who was born on the western shore of Asia Minor about the year 500 before the present era, taught “the moon has a light which is not its own, but comes from the sun.”; From this it followed: “The sun is eclipsed at the new moon through the interposition of the moon.”;
Anaxagoras was the first to put in writing, most clearly and most courageously of all men, the explanation of the moon’s illumination and darkness.
Anaxagoras was accused of impiety and sentenced for holding that the sun is a red-hot stone and the moon is of earthy nature.
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 Ideas from Anaxagoras to Aristotle
Anaxagoras discovered that air tends to rise above solids, and he described air as a gas, which he saw as consisting of material particles too small to be visible.
Anaxagoras believed that mind was mixed with materiality but that it was the finest substance, and he believed that unlike everything else the substance that was mind remained disconnected from other substances.
Anaxagoras was a friend of Pericles, who had been one of his students.
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The polytheism of the time could not tolerate such explanation, and the enemies of Pericles used the superstitions of their countrymen as a means of attacking him in the person of his friend.
Anaxagoras was arrested on a charge of contravening the established dogmas of religion (some say the charge was one of Medism), and it required all the eloquence of Pericles to secure his release.
It is difficult to present the cosmological theory of Anaxagoras in an intelligible scheme.
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 Anaxagoras - History for Kids!
Anaxagoras was born around 500 BC in a city called Clazomenae.
Anaxagoras' most important idea was that people should not trust their senses (seeing and hearing) or their common sense to tell them about the world, but they should always use logic and reason to figure out the truth instead.
Anaxagoras' ideas upset a lot of people in Athens who said he didn't believe in the Greek gods (and maybe he didn't).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/science/math/anaxagoras.htm   (461 words)

 Anaxagoras biography
Anaxagoras was an Ionian, born in the neighbourhood of Smyrna in what today is Turkey.
Anaxagoras is famed as the first to introduce philosophy to the Athenians when he moved there in about 480 BC.
Anaxagoras proposed that the moon shines by reflected light from the "red-hot stone" which was the sun, the first such recorded claim.
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While in Athens, Anaxagoras was indicted for holding that the sun was actually a mass of red-hot metal, and not a god, presumably, and for treasonable correspondence with Persia; he was condemned to death.
The theory of Anaxagoras that the principles are infinite in multitude was probably due to his acceptance of the common opinion of the physicists that nothing comes into being from not-being.
Anaxagoras holds that originally there was one infinite, inert Whole in which all particles were so thoroughly blended that it was formless, a homogeneous mass.
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 Mighty Anaxagoras
Anaxagoras' philosophy would therefore lay the roots for two of the most disparate of paradigms - rationalism and empiricism.
Anaxagoras was the first philosopher to settle in Athens and one of his pupils may have been Socrates.
Anaxagoras is also important for being a brave iconoclast who followed through with the results of this philosophy without bending to mindless authority.
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 Anaxagoras - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ANAXAGORAS [Anaxagoras], c.500-428 BC, Greek philosopher of Clazomenae.
His belief that the sun was a white-hot stone and that the moon was made of earth that reflected the sun's rays resulted in a charge of atheism and blasphemy, forcing him to flee to Lampsacus, where he died.
Although Anaxagoras was the first to give mind a place in the universe, he was criticized by both Plato and Aristotle for only conceiving of it as a mechanical cause rather than the originator of order.
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 Anaxagoras (c. 500 B.C. - 428 B.C.)
Anaxagoras, like Anaximander, understanding creation to be merely arrangement, held that the differences of things cannot be explained except by the existence of different elements.
To Anaxagoras it was not a supreme Being outside the universe; it was itself an element and material; but, as Aristotle described it, unmixed with other elements, and more subtle, more pure than they.
We may regard Anaxagoras as having been the first to feel the importance of this truth, and to see that it led to the rejection of Fate and Chance; for these, he taught, are only the names we give to undiscovered Cause.
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 Anaxagoras. Greek Philosophers on cosmology and myth
The dense and the moist and the cold and the dark came together here where the earth is now; the rare and the warm and the dry (and the bright) moved outward into the far-off limits of the aither.
On the microscopic perspective he stated that there is no thing which is the smallest, since there can always be something smaller and no matter how small a part is, it cannot be cut away to nothing.
Anaxagoras was tried in court, probably for declaring that the sun was a mass of red-hot metal, larger than Peloponnesus, and expelled from Athens, where he had lived for 30 years.
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 SparkNotes: Presocratics: Anaxagoras
Anaxagoras was born in Clazomenae in Ionia (the land of the Milesians) around 500 B.C. Like his Milesian predecessors, he was a busy public figure.
Unfortunately, popular outcry against Anaxagoras was heated, fueled in large part by his declaration that the sun was not a god but a hot mass of molten rock, larger than the Peloponese.
Being post-Eleatic, Anaxagoras acknowledges the fact that nothing comes into being from non-being, so he adds to his metaphysical theory the stipulation that all things are mixed in with all things.
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 Wikinfo | Anaxagoras
Anaxagoras, Greek philosopher, was born probably about the year 500 BC (Apollodorus ap.
The ignorant polytheism of the time could not tolerate such explanation, and the enemies of Pericles used the superstitions of their countrymen as a means of attacking him in the person of his friend.
Anaxagoras was arrested on a charge of contravening the established dogmas of religion (some say the charge was one of Medism), and it required all the eloquence of Pericles to secure his acquittal.
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Just like Empedocles, Anaxagoras accepted the impossibility that one thing changes into anther, which was advocated by the Eleatic philosophy and yet Anaxagoras attempted to explain the empirical phenomena of change by mixture and separation of the universe.
Anaxagoras maintained that there was neither creation, generation, nor corruption of nature, but from the beginning, everything had been in everything.
Anaxagoras further held that the greatest (largest) or maximum and the smallest or minimum do not exist, for the large or the small are mere relative concepts and that anything can be large or small.
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 Philosopher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anaxagoras arrived in Athens in 480 B.C. and it is well documented that he was good friends with Pericles.
Anaxagoras' ideas about cosmology were simply later stages of developement from the earlier philosophers.
Anaxagoras' views were communicated by his pupil to the masses of Greece, and as aresult the men and the ideas were better understood.
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Anaxagoras sought to evade this difficulty by insisting that bone is homoiomerous, i.e., made up of parts having the same nature as the whole.
Thus, Anaxagoras saw the Empedoclean theory as subject to Parmenidean objections: the creation of a compound out of its elemental parts, or the division of a compound into those parts, would be deriving what is from what is not, or what is not from what is. Cf.
As Anaxagoras would say, “every part of the cake is cake.” We are not forced to say whether the ultimate particles we arrive at are cake-particles or flour-particles, for there are no ultimate particles making up the cake.
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 >Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, circle squarer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anaxagoras, born at Clazomenae which is near Smyrna, was a credible mathematician with stronger interests in philosophy.
Anaxagoras was imprisoned for asserting that the sun was not a diety but a huge red-hot stone as large as all of Peloponnesus and the moon borrowed its light from the sun.
Anaxagoras was mostly a natural philosopher rather than a mathematician.
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 Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (c.500-c.428 BC)
Anaxagoras caused a sensation by claiming it had come from the Sun.
In fact, in place of the traditional pantheon of gods, he argued that there was just a single eternal intelligence, or "Nous", which pervades the cosmos.
Anaxagoras retired to Lampsacus on the Dardanelles where he continued teaching for another twenty years.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Anaxagoras   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anaxagoras ANAXAGORAS [Anaxagoras], c.500-428 BC, Greek philosopher of Clazomenae.
His theory of the nature of the physical world was the most radical and scientific attempted up to his time.
It has many aspects and different manifestations according to the problems involved and the method of approach and emphasis used by the individual philosopher.
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