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Apeiron

 

in the philosophy of Anaximander, a limitless, incommensurable, and boundless primary substance.

Anaximander’s concept was a step forward in developing the concept of matter compared to the theories prevailing at that time. These were propounded by Thales and Anaxi-menes, who held that the primary substance was one “element” (water or air). Anaximander’s concept was interpreted by Alexander of Aphrodisias as something between water and air or between fire and water or air. The Pythagoreans viewed it as the limitless, formless principle, which with its opposing “limit” constituted the basic grounds of being.

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It is almost as if Aristotle, in his explanation of human agency, transforms the Anaximander's apeiron into an underlying mental/psychological substance (or nature) that persists through change while giving birth to and maintaining different ratios of the opposing contraries.
Vassilis Karasmanis argues that Plato's account of apeiron (the unlimited) in the Philebus is an attempt to understand continuity and magnitude through a third concept, incommensurability.
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In spite of the subtleties we have to consider in speaking about apeiron in various Greek philosophers, I would wish for the moment to stay on the more general plane and to declare simply that the so-called Greek abhorrence of infinity refers to the lowest position infinity as indefiniteness necessarily held, as compared to all finitist conceptions, in traditional Greek thought.
In passing beyond the utmost bound of human thought, Ulysses is passing into the apeiron, which for Aristotle can mean not only "infinitely large" but also "totally disordered, infinitely complex, subject to no finite determination.
Van Kessel (Rome: Apeiron, 1992), 188-200, 310-316.
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They arise, inexplicably and unbidden, from the apeiron or "depth," Anaximander's word/symbol for an unbounded and unconscious realm of potentiality, a place neither for the explosive confinement of unspeakable Freudian urges nor for closed colonization by Jungian archetypes.
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