Anaximenes - Aēr is identical with the world The gods originate from Aēr Implicitly argues against mortality of gods which makes them not gods

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Anaximenes Objections to Objections to Anaximander APEIRON The archē (First Principle) is Aēr or Air Bright, clear, transparent, imperceptible One, Material, Eternal, moving and the ultimate cause of change. Alive, Divine The relationship between Aēr and the world. Process of condensation and rarefaction. Transformations of Aēr: fire, wind, cloud, water, earth, stone. Changes are constant and reversible
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Unformatted text preview: Aēr is identical with the world. The gods originate from Aēr Implicitly argues against mortality of gods, which makes them not gods. Cosmogony and Cosmology The earth is condensed Aēr, found through process of felting. Earth is flat The stars are Aēr, rarefied into moisture and then into fire Explanations of the meteorological phenomena....
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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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