What did Anaximander argue?

Anaximander was the author of the first surviving lines of Western philosophy. He speculated and argued about “the Boundless” as the origin of all that is. He also worked on the fields of what we now call geography and biology. Moreover, Anaximander was the first speculative astronomer.

What did Anaximander criticize Thales?

Thales differed from Anaximander in explaining the forces that keep the four elements in balance. He held that the universe contains gods. Idang notes that this view could have stemmed from the classical theory of universe containing a pervasive soul (104).

What was Anaximander’s objection to making a common element such as water as Thales had proposed the Archê?

His objection to water cannot have been that there was only a finite amount of it. Rather, it was that water is a determinate kind of stuff, essentially cold and wet. If originally there was only water, we are left with no account of how there could be any hot, or dry, or fire. See KRS 109-110.

What is reality Anaximander?

Like Thales, Anaximander also thought reality to be more than gods playing with humans. He asserted there is one universal principle that governs all of reality. However, he left this one thing undefined. Yes, it existed without any bounds but he didn’t go as far as to give it a name.

What is Anaximander’s conclusion?

When considering the underlying foundation of the universe, Anaximander came to the conclusion that this world has the capacity for infinite plurality; meaning that the things within our universe are unique.