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Anaximander and the Multiple Successive Worlds Thesis

(Original title: Anaximander and the Multiple Successive Worlds Thesis)
Organon F, 2010, vol. 17, No 3, pp. 288-302.
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Abstract

Many commentators suppose that Anaximander subscribes to a multiple worlds thesis. In particular, they assume that: either Anaximander accepts that there are innumerable co-existent worlds, or he accepts that there are innumerable successive worlds. The first of these interpretations has been shown to be problematic. In this discussion note I present two new arguments against the multiple successive worlds reading of Anaximander, with the intent to buttress a single world reconstruction of his cosmology.

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