Anaxagoras

NOUN
  1. 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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How To Use Anaxagoras In A Sentence

  • Archelaus Archelaus, who was roughly contemporary with Diogenes, seems to have taken over Anaxagoras' system, with minor alterations.
  • Archelaus Archelaus, who was roughly contemporary with Diogenes, seems to have taken over Anaxagoras' system, with minor alterations.
  • For these ` ` infinite, self powerful, and unmixed '' particles are imbued with, and, indeed, themselves constitute, what Anaxagoras terms nous, a word which the modern translator has usually paraphrased as ` ` mind. '' A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science
  • His mistress Aspasia and the sophist Anaxagoras were perhaps prosecuted.
  • Anaxagoras, that the reason of the inequality ariseth from the commixture of things earthy and cold; and that fiery and caliginous matter is jumbled together, whereby the moon is said to be a star of a counterfeit aspect. Essays and Miscellanies
  • I he only two pieces of experimentation that one can attribute to the Presocratics occur in the Pythagoreans and in Anaxagoras.
  • The cosmogony is nonatomist; the accourt of the origin of animal life has closer parallels in other pre-Socratic texts than it has in Democritus; some features of the anthropology may be Democritean, but the author's reference to the crucial significance of the human hand (8. 9), which has made man the only tool-using animal, seems to go back to Anaxagoras (Aristotle, De partibus animalium PROGRESS IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY
  • Anaxagoras, that the air endeavoring to make a passage out of the earth, meeting with a thick superficies, is not able to force its way, and so shakes the circumambient earth with a trembling. Essays and Miscellanies
  • As with Anaxagoras, it is noteworthy that the brain is the seat of perception.
  • Anaxagoras and the followers of Pythagoras, with their development of incommensurables, are also thought by some to be the targets of Zeno's arguments.
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