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On the sphere of Anaximander

Citace: KOČANDRLE, R. On the sphere of Anaximander. Athens, 2012.
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: On the sphere of Anaximander
Rok vydání: 2012
Autoři: PhDr. Radim Kočandrle Ph.D.
Abstrakt EN: Diogenes Laertius ascribed to Anaximander of Miletus the fashioning of a sphere. This could be taken to mean an earth globe, a spherical model of the skies, or an armillary sphere. Yet, since Anaximander in his cosmology envisioned the Earth as cylindrical in shape, the universe was in his view probably not spherical at all. Given that a model of the universe could lead to the changes in our understanding of his entire conception of cosmology, a sphere may be perhaps rather taken to represent a drawing of the universe or, in analogy with a map of the world, a map of the universe. A ground plan of the universe may help to explain some of the problematic points in the Anaximander?s conception of cosmology.
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