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Thales of Miletus, c. 640 BC- c. 545 BC. Noted Presocratic Greek philosopher, geometer and scientist, and foremost of the Milesian philosophers. Numbered among the Seven Sages of ancient Greece, he is also believed to have been the teacher of the later Milesian philosopher Anaximander. His philosophical teachings are often characterized as "all things are water."
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Thales.html
Short article on Thales, emphasizing his mathematical and scientific achievements. Includes link to an article on Thales' Theorem.
http://classicpersuasion.org/pw/diogenes/dlthales.htm
From the C.D. Yonge translation of Diogenes Laertius. Provided by Peitho's Web.
http://www.stenudd.com/greekphilosophers/thales.htm
Overview of his thoughts on cosmology and the myths. By Stefan Stenudd.
http://phoenicia.org/thales.html
A meticulous biography with reference to various ancient testimonia concerning this philosopher.
http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Thales.html
Article by J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson, from the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. A discussion of the life and teachings of this thinker, with links to related articles.
http://www.math.tamu.edu/~don.allen/history/thales2/thales2.html
Illustrated article by Don Allen with an emphasis on Thales' geometrical achievements.
http://www.iep.utm.edu/thales/
Lengthy article by Patricia O'Grady, in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Discusses his life, teachings and impact.
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