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Ionian School of Philosophy

The earliest school of Greek philosophy, devoted to physical research, the problem before them being the discovery of the ἀρχή or first principle of all things. The great names of this school are those of Thales of Miletus (B.C. 640-550), Anaximander of Miletus (B.C. 611-547), Anaximenes of Miletus (about B.C. 520), and Heraclitus of Ephesus (about B.C. 510). To this list some add Pythagoras of Samos (about B.C. 500), though he properly belongs to another division. See Philosophia.

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