ANAXIMANDER AND XENOPHANES
Arche — principle; origin; cause
Ionia — eastern Aegean coast
Miletus — city in Ionia
Anaximander, c. 611 - 547 BCE
• First scientific treatise.
• First theory of arche. The arche is the aperion, the unbounded, unlimited, or
• First purely theoretical explanation.
• First programme of natural inquiry.
• First philosophical ra