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Mythic Field: Milesian Materialism
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The Milesian School is an early Pre-Socratic school of philosophy founded in the 6th Century B.C. in the Ionian town of Miletus (a Greek colony on the Aegean coast of Anatolia in modern Turkey). The major philosophers included under this label are Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes, who held quite distinct views on most subjects, so that the grouping is more one of geographical convenience than one of shared opinions (although it is thought likely that Thales taught Anaximander, who in turn taught Anaximenes)...
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