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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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.
He joined the ranks of earlier monists, such as Thales of Miletus and Anaximander of Miletus, who claimed that all things were composed of a single substance, (17) and stood in opposition to later pluralists, such as Empedocles of Acragas (492-432 BCE) and Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (500-428 BCE), who posited the existence of multiple substances.
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments and Testimonia collects all the surviving fragments of the writings of the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (circa 500 B.