Anaximenes seems to have inclined to a view of cosmic evolution as throughout involving a quasi-spiritual factor.
Anaximenes, that the rest in this are not at all concerned, but that it is wholly performed by the sun.
Anaximenes considered the earth to be a flat disc floating upon air.
Anaximenes affirms that in its dilatation it resembles a leaf.
To him succeeded his hearer, Anaximander, who (in turn) left Anaximenes as disciple and successor.
Like the two previous thinkers Anaximenes was an inhabitant of Miletus.
But Theopompus says he reigned thirty-five years; Anaximenes, forty; Hieronymus, twenty-eight.
His successor, Anaximenes, concluded the infinite substance to be air.
He assumed a vital air in all living things, being in this influenced by Anaximenes whose primitive matter was infinite air.
Anaximenes — adopted Air as ἀρχή — rise of substances out of it, by condensation and rarefaction.