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The Earth floats in space; to believe that the sun the moon and the stars rotate around itseven centuries before Ptolemy; to argue that all animals came from the sea and evolved; and to posit that universal laws control all change in the world Anaximander taught Pythagoras who would build on Anaximanders scientific theories by applying mathematical laws to natural phenomena In the award winning The First Scientist Anaximander and His Legacy translated here for the first time in English Rovelli restores Anaximander to his place in the history of. History 5 star first halfPhilosophy 3 star second halfReligion 1 star last chapterFascinating story of early Greek History and Science There were also some very interesting History in all the other sections I feel the Philosophy of Science is difficult to discuss the treatment here was repetitive I do not think I have ever seen a good discussion of Religion It might be best not even make the attempt

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Science by carefully reconstructing his theories from what is known to us and examining them in their historical and philosophical contexts Rovelli demonstrates that Anaximanders discoveries and theories were decisive influences putting Western culture on its path toward a scientific revolution Developing this connection Rovelli redefines science as a continuous redrawing of our conceptual image of the world He concludes that scientific thinkingthe legacy of Anaximanderis only reliable when it constantly tests the limits of our current knowledg. This has got to be one of the most interesting books I have read What Aximander understood about the way the world works seems to be 2000 years ahead of his time Book is well writtena and very accessible IMO very important book as Aximander seems almost forgotten in modern world unlike some of the other great Greek thinkers who by comparison are household names

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THIS BOOK WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER SEPTEMBER 10 2021Carlo Rovelli a leading theoretical physicist uses the figure of Anaximander as the starting point for an examination of scientific thinking itself its limits its strengths its benefits to humankind and its controversial relationship with religion Anaximander the sixth century BC Greek philosopher is often called the first scientist because he was the first to suggest that order in the world was due to natural forces not supernatural ones He is the first person known to understand that. The education of modern scientists skips lightly if at all over the ancient classics much to our loss In this profound book on the history and philosophy of science Rovelli bridges the brief 2600 year gap between modern theoretical physics and pre Socratic philosophers from the sixth century BCE For a generation raised on Thomas Kuhn s Structure of Scientific Revolutions Rovelli provides a much different take For example by comparing the writings of Ptolomy and Copernicus Rovelli shows that scientific progress is much about evolution than revolution Rather than a series of paradigm shifts based on newly discovered data scientific progress is about taking radically new perspectives on the same phenomena This is a very enjoyable and thought provoking book


12 thoughts on “Anaximander

  1. says:

    It’s hard to make an assessment of this book. On its face, it seems to be a historical study of the place of Anaximander in the development of modern science. And, for the first half of the book, it really is that. But from there, Rovelli takes off into a much loosely bound discussion of truth, reality, relativism, religion, language, and

  2. says:

    Anyone, who has read The Dream of Reason by Anthony Gottlieb, stands in awe of the ancient Greek philosophers from the Milesians through Aristotle. These men thought and wrote in an era without microscopes, without telescopes, without a fundamental grasp of scientific concepts and without even a functional number system. How could they have pondered such rational thoughts and proposed such prescient answers? Carlo Rovelli discusse

  3. says:

    The education of modern scientists skips lightly, if at all, over the ancient classics much to our loss. In this profound book on the history and philosophy of science, Rovelli bridges the brief 2,600 year gap between modern theoretical physics and pre Socratic philosophers from the sixth century BCE. For a generation raised on Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Rovelli provides a much different take.

  4. says:

    What is one of the leading theorists of loop quantum gravity doing in the classical world? Well, on the basis of an education I envy him, he's showing us that the Platonic theory of science we virtually assume to be the dominant theory of the classical age has to share space in our understanding with what you m

  5. says:

    History 5 star first half
    Philosophy 3 star second half
    Religion 1 star last chapter
    Fascinating story of early Greek History and Science. There were also some very interesting History in all the other sections. I feel the Philosophy of Science is difficult to discuss, the treatment here was repetitive. I do not think I hav

  6. says:

    It is amazing to learn of the thought processes of the ancients who laid the groundwork for current science and technology. Rovelli, who never disappoints, crafts a beautiful tale of Anaximander and the important role that he played in questioning our natural world. Carlo Rovelli is an amazing writer; I would, quite frankly, read the back of a cereal box if he wrote it!

  7. says:

    I am a huge Carlo Rovelli fan. This book was a very interesting read because provided a history on how ancient thought brought us to where we are today. I think that most of us are aware of the fact that the Greeks had conceived of the Atom, but I for one was not aware of the philosophical thought that was put into this concept. It was very a very enjoyable and enlightening read!

  8. says:

    This has got to be one of the most interesting books I have read What Aximander understood about the way the world works seems to be 2000 years ahead of his time. Book is well writtena and very accessible IMO ve

  9. says:

    First comprehensive description of a man who opened the door to the beginning of progressive thinking.

  10. says:

    Bought for my husband and he is very pleased. Got a physics degree in 1976 and finds the level that Carlo Rovelli writes at is works well for him.

  11. says:

    Fascinating history of early scientific thinking. Carlo's style of writing is informal, flowing through some quite complex ideas. A real pleasure to read. My only dislike was that towards the end of the book he becomes repetitive in his rant against religious indoctrination.

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