Single Idea 5988

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 2. Ancient Philosophy / b. Pre-Socratic philosophy]

Full Idea

Anaximander was the first to produce a philosophical book (later conventionally titled 'On Nature'), if not the first to produce a book at all.

Gist of Idea

Anaximander produced the first philosophy book (and maybe the first book)


report of Anaximander (fragments/reports [c.570 BCE]) by István Bodnár - Anaximander

Book Reference

'Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy', ed/tr. Zeyl,Donald J. [Fitzroy Dearborn 1997], p.31

A Reaction

Wow! Presumably there were Egyptian 'books', but this still sounds like a stupendous claim to fame.