Thales - (Cosmology) Water is the origin of all things...

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Thales: One of the seven sages Polymathy: physics, astronomy, mathematics, geometry, engineering, politics,  ethics and religion. Greatest story of Thales, greatest compliment to a philosopher though not at the  time. T1, P11 Known for his philosophy thesis, everything is made out of water. T4 – T5 Water is the Constituent of all things. (argue against -> fire)
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Unformatted text preview: (Cosmology) Water is the origin of all things (Cosmogony) Aristotle believes that Thales held (a), attributes to both Scientific Explanations: Ex: Earthquakes Soul as the principle of motion and life Hylomorphism – matter as the form of life. Transitional. (influence by Mediterranean and middle east.)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PHIL 20a taught by Professor Hannen during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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