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Ideas of Thales, by Text

[Greek, c.625 - 545 BCE, Born and died in Miletus. At the court of King Croesus, at Miletus.]

585BCE works (all lost)
p.19 Nothing is stronger than necessity, which rules everything
p.19 Thales said the gods know our wrong thoughts as well as our evil actions
p.135 Thales must have thought soul causes movement, since he thought magnets have soul
p.138 Thales was the first western thinker to believe the arché was intelligible
A12 p.12 Thales said water is the first principle, perhaps from observing that food is moist