Anaxiphales was a presocratic philosopher whose distinguishing belief was that time and motion were connected and, by certain interpretations, the same thing. He is quoted as saying: "As the movement of the heavens are cyclical, so is the passage of Time… some things follow the daily cycles of the sun, some the longer of the moon, or even longer that of the stars or position of the sun at rise and set… and there are still longer cycles that man cannot perceive because of his short life." (Translated by M. Edimont)

He appeared to live circa 337 BC, and agreed with Heraclitus on many issues, including the proposition that all things are in flux. Anaxiphales is notorious for not supporting any of his theories, and despite their complexities they seem to have little supporting evidence, even by presocratic standards.

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