Ionian, Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Aristotle, Zeno
Greek Philosophers Pre-Socratic Era
The Pre-Socratic Philosophers and the Teachings Ascribed to Them.
It is absolutely necessary to mention the doctrines of the so called Greek philosophers in order to convince our readers of their Egyptian origin.
The Earlier Ionian School: This Group consisted of 1 Thales, 2 Anaximander and 3 Anaximenes. Thales, supposed to have
lived 620-546 B.C. And a native of Miletus, is credited by Aristotle, with teaching that (a) water is the source of all living things. (b) all things are full of God. Both history and tradition are silent as to how Thales arrived at his conclusions, except that Aristotle attempts to offer his opinion as a reason: that is that, Thales must have been influenced by the consideration of the moisture of nutriment, and based his conclusion on a rationalistic interpretation of the myth of Oceanus.
Anaxagoras, Xeno, Diogenes, Empedocles, Leucippus
This however is regarded as mere conjecture on the part of Aristotle. Turner's History of Philosophy p 34. Anaximander, supposed to have been born 610 B.C. At Miletus, is credited with the teaching that, the origin of all things is "the Infinite", or the Unlimited (i.e., aphelion), or the Boundless.
Aphelion is regarded as equivalent to the modern notion of space, and the mythological notion of chaos. Both history and tradition are silent as to how Anaximander arrived at his conclusion: but here again we find Aristotle offering his opinion as a reason, i.e., that, Anaximander must have supposed that change destroys matter, and that unless the substratum of change is limitless, change must at sometime cease. This opinion, is of course, mere conjecture, on the part of Aristotle. Turners History of Philosophy, p.36.
Anaximenes, also a native of Miletus, and supposed to have died in 528 B.C., Is credited with the teaching that all things originated from air. Both history and tradition are silent as to how Anaximenes arrived at his conclusion; and all attempts to furnish a reason are regarded as mere conjecture. Turner's History of Philosophy, p.37-38.
The teachings of the Egyptian mysteries reached other lands many centuries before it reached Athens. According to history Thales who had also received his Education in Egypt and associates Anaximander and Anaximenes , were native of Ionia in Asia Minor which was a stronghold of the Egyptian mysteries school. 640 B.C. Similarly Parmenides, Zeno and melissus also natives of Ionia migrated to Elea in Italy spreading the teachings of the Egyptian mysteries. 576 B.C. Pythagoras after receiving his training in Egypt returned to his native Island of Samos. He the migrated to Croton where His order grew to enormous proportion until he was expelled from that country. 540 B.C. Heraclitus, Empedocles, Anaxagoras and Democritus who were also natives of Ionia studied physics in Egypt. 530 B.C.
History makes it clear that the surrounding neighbour of Egypt became familiar with the teachings of the Egyptian mysteries many centuries before the Athenians. The Ionians and Italians made no attempt to claim the Authorship of Philosophy because they were well aware that the true authors were the Egyptians The Ionians were not Greek citizen, they were firstly Egyptians subject and later Persian subject. The Chronology of Greek Philosophers is mere speculation. The life, Training and the early work of Greek Philosophers, pre Socrates era was marred with uncertainty and confusion.
Parmenides, Zeno, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Melissus, Xenophanes
Including Diogenes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Anaximander, Heraclitus, Xenophanes,
Anaximenes, Xeno, Pythagoras, Empedocles and Leucippus.
The Compilation of the history of Greek Philosophy was the plan of Aristotle executed by his School. Aristotle must have made wishes known to his pupils about the compilation of Greek Philosophy.
Thephratus and Eudemus were both student under Aristotle.
This was about the same decade that Alexander conquered Egypt Therefore, Aristotle being good friend with Alexander would have had the opportunity not only to do extensive research but also help himself to looted books from Egyptian libraries with the help of his students.
Eudemus, Thephratus and Andronicus, produced works ranging from Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy and Theology to
What was the source of the data of the histories of this sciences, which must have taken any nations
thousand of years to develop ? Greece or Egypt ? At least we know which of the two country had the oldest civilization according to archaeological data and their Bible.
History of Science by Sedgwick and Tyler page 141 and 153
C. IX. History of Philosophy by Zeller Introduction page 31.
Europe in the Middle Ages by Ault page 216-219.
History of the Arabs by Hitti page 370, 629, 665 and 572.
Esoteric Christianity by Annie Besant page 107, 128-129.
Ancient Mysteries by C.H. Vail page 59, 61, 74-75 and 109.