zoogony


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zoogony, zoogeny

1. the generation of animals.
2. a study of animal generation. — zoogonic, zoogenic, adj.
See also: Animals
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(90) Anaximander found this image attractive enough to use it for his zoogony and, in a somewhat altered form, his anthropogony.
The author reassesses the thought of Anaximander, a sixth-century BCE philosopher of Miletus in Asia Minor (now Milet on the Anatolian coast of Turkey), as well as claims about him in regards to zoogony, his relationship to his predecessors, the apeiron, the extant fragment, and astronomy, meteorology, and cosmology.
The difficulties start as soon as one seeks to specify the process in question, whether cosmogony or zoogony. The cosmogonic narrative itself has given rise to lengthy debates, accentuated by the existence of a dual zoogonic process.