I laught at your jest.
Name of a Greek philosopher.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male
a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales just who believed the universal compound becoming infinity instead of anything resembling ordinary items (611-547 BC)
(6th Cent. B.C.) With Thales and Anaximenes he formed the Milesian class of Greek Philosophy; with one of these and various other thinkers of this cosmological duration he desired the ground associated with the manifold processes of nature in one world-principle or cosmic things that he identified with "the Infinite". He had been the first to come out regarding the realm of experience and ascribed to their "unlimited" the attributes of eternity, imperishability and inexhaustability. Cf. Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy; Diels, Frag. d. i Vorsokr. -- M.F.
The successors of Thales were Anaximander and Anaximenes, who also sought for a primal substance of things.