Anaximander Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Barnes, Jonathan. "Anaximander on Nature." In his The Presocratic Philosophers, Vol. 1: Thaïes to Zeno, pp. 19-37. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.

Attempts to reconstruct and evaluate Anaximander's arguments for his theoretical cosmology.

Kahn, Charles H. Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960, 249 p.

Discusses the documentary sources of Anaximander scholarship and uses them to outline the cosmology of Anaximander as it relates to the other Milesians.

Kirk, G. S. "Some Problems in Anaximander." In Studies in Presocratic Philosophy, Vol. 1: The Beginnings of Philosophy, edited by David J. Furley and R. E. Allen, pp. 323-49. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.

Examines and evaluates Anaximander's material principle and Aristotle's related commentary.

Kirk, G. S., J. E. Raven, and M. Schofield. "Anaximander of Miletus." In their The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts, pp. 100-42. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Discusses ancient references to Anaximander, using them to formulate a fuller picture of his metaphysics.

Seligman, Paul. The Apeiron of Anaximander: A Study in the Origin and Function of Metaphysical Ideas. University of London: The Athlone Press, 1962, 181 p.

Explores Anaximander's formulation of the idea of a metaphysics and how his approach was interpreted by later philosophical traditions.