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Strom. 3 ap. Eus. PE 1. 8. 3, according to which Anaximenes held that the sun, moon, and other heavenly bodies ‘have the beginning of their generation from earth (ôcí Iæåcí ôBò ªåíÝóåøò ååØí KŒ ªBò)’. Among those who have drawn attention to these and related texts to call into question the presumption that Anaximenes conceived of ae¯r as the persisting, underlying substance of all things are Klowski 1972, Classen 1977 (cf. esp. , and now Graham 2006: 53–4. 59 Graham 2003a : 13, building on Graham 2003b.
1983: 182. See further Ch. 8, pp. 341–5. Parmenides in Presocratic Histories 25 Owenian line, the story becomes that the arguments of Parmenides and his Eleatic successors were meant to be generally destructive of all previous cosmological theorizing, in so far as they purported to show that the existence of change, time, and plurality cannot be naı¨vely presumed. Parmenides’ ‘Truth’ effectively becomes, for advocates of this line, a generalized rather than a speciﬁc reductio of early Greek cosmological theorizing.
1. 5. 986b10–11, cf. 1. 3. 984b1–2) as irrelevant to his immediate task, that of reviewing the kinds of causal or explanatory principles employed among his predecessors in support of his contention that there are only the four kinds he has identiﬁed in the Physics (see Metaph. 1. 3. 983a24–b6, 1. 7. 988a21–2, 1. 10. 993a11–13). He justiﬁes setting these three thinkers aside by noting that ‘they do not, as do some of those who inquire into nature, propound the thesis, what is is one (£í ôe Zí), while providing for generation from this one as from matter, but they speak in a different manner; for the others attribute change [to their principle] in providing for the generation of the universe, but these say that it is unchanging’ (Metaph.
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