Anaximandros

(1989 GB4 )
CURRENT POSITION: 1 VIR 2
Incl: 1.41415
Eccent: 0.0773742
Period: 4.7788899537431 years
AU 2.8370781
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

3.4.1989 01:41 La Silla 70w44 29s15 observations 1

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Named for the great Greek philosopher Anaximander of Miletus (610–546 B.C.). A pupil of Thales {see planet  (6001)}, he wrote treatises on geography, astronomy and cosmology. From all this only the so-called B 1 fragment remains. Although it barely embraces nine sentences, it may be considered as the oldest philosophical citation. Anaximander derived the world from the apeiron (unlimited), which is the arche (beginning) and principal element, from which all existing things owe their birth and to which they will eventually return. Although a rationalist, he described the emergence of particular substances in metaphors, drawn from human society, in which physical injustices (hot or cold may not prevail forever) are penalized. (M 24918)

Anaximandros is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 3-4-1989 Avastamiskoht: La Silla Avastajad: Elst, E. W.

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