Anaxagoras


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 (ăn′ăk-săg′ər-əs) 500?-428 bc.
Greek philosopher who held that objects are made up of infinitesimal parts, each of which contains a mixture of every different type of matter.

Anaxagoras

(ˌænækˈsæɡərəs)
n
(Biography) ?500–428 bc, Greek philosopher who maintained that all things were composed of minute particles arranged by an eternal intelligence

An•ax•ag•o•ras

(ˌæn ækˈsæg ər əs)

n.
500?–428 B.C., Greek philosopher.
An`ax•ag`o•re′an, adj.

An·ax·ag·o·ras

(ăn′ăk-săg′ər-əs)
500?-428 b.c. Greek philosopher and astronomer who was the first to explain eclipses correctly. He also stated that the sun and stars were glowing stones and that the moon took its light from the sun.
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Noun1.Anaxagoras - a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)Anaxagoras - a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)
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Compare for Anaxagoras, Phaedo, Laws; for the Sophists, Meno, Republic, Tim.
But Anaxagoras had been dead thirty years, and was beyond the reach of persecution.
Anaxagoras said that he was in the world to admire the sun.
Here we catch a reminiscence both of the omoiomere, or similar particles of Anaxagoras, and of the world-animal of the Timaeus.
Phocion, Socrates, Anaxagoras, Diogenes, are great men, but they leave no class.
The baffled intellect must still kneel before this cause, which refuses to be named,-- ineffable cause, which every fine genius has essayed to represent by some emphatic symbol, as, Thales by water, Anaximenes by air, Anaxagoras by (Nous) thought, Zoroaster by fire, Jesus and the moderns by love; and the metaphor of each has become a national religion.
DISTANCES Apogee February 11,14h UT 405,700 km Diameter 29' 27" Perigee February 27,15h UT 363,933 km Diameter 32' 50" FAVORABLE LIBRATIONS * Boguslawsky Crater February 1 * Mare Orientale February 14 * Petermann Crater February 23 * Anaxagoras Crater February 25
Resumen: El articulo presenta y relaciona los planteamientos de Anaxagoras y de Giordano Bruno acerca de un intelecto comprendido como la causa eficiente del mundo.
00--While Anaxagoras of Clazomenae is best known as the thinker who introduced a teleological orientation to philosophy but failed to exploit his own insight, he is a formidable thinker who deserves to be better appreciated.
One of the passages focuses on Anaxagoras, an Athenian philosopher who believed that everything is composed of small particles designed by an eternal intelligence.
This conviction led the philosopher Anaxagoras to study "the sun and the moon and the heavens.
De verdad piensa que la democracia ateniense, en su funcionamiento real (que Constant describe de manera brillante), era compatible con las libertades basicas, fueran negativas o positivas, de Socrates, Anaxagoras, Diagoras y otros pensadores castigados con el exilio o la muerte (Aristoteles escapo por poco a ese destino)?