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The atomists (1805-1933)

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Statementby Sir Basil Schonland.
LC ClassificationsQC173 .S2832
The Physical Object
Pagination[10], 198 p.
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5657938M
LC Control Number68102721

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The atomists posit just one kind of real thing — tiny, indivisible atoms, swimming around in a void. This account of reality is by far most sophisticated of all those ventured by the Presocratics, and it even comes alarmingly close to anticipating the modern scientific view of ultimate reality. The theory of the atomists, in fact, was more nearly that of modern science than any other theory propounded in antiquity. The atomists, unlike Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, sought to explain the world without introducing the notion of purpose or final cause. The 'final cause' of an occurrence is an event in the future for the sake of which. Atomism (from Greek ἄτομον, atomon, i.e. "uncuttable, indivisible") is a natural philosophy proposing that the physical world is composed of fundamental indivisible components known as atoms.. References to the concept of atomism and its atoms appeared in both ancient Greek and ancient Indian philosophical traditions. The ancient Greek atomists theorized that nature consists of two. The reason I studied the atomists was to compare their beliefs with those of Kanada in Indian philosophy. Previously, my studies were based on just a few essays available within Western books on philosophy. This book is a treasure trove that gathers very much everything that is available about the atomists. Highly recommended/5(9).

The Atomists Leucippus and Democritus book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It may not be too much to say that all the wor /5. Atomism (from Greek ἄτομον, atomon, i.e. "uncuttable", "indivisible" [1] [2] [3]) is a natural philosophy that developed in several ancient traditions. The atomists theorized that nature consists of two fundamental principles: atom and their modern scientific namesake in atomic theory, philosophical atoms come in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes, each indestructible. It includes a Greek text of the fragments, in a new selection, with facing English translation. The testimonia (all newly translated) are presented in a new selection, designed to clarify the structure of the atomists thought and to present their texts in their argumentative context as far as possible. Chapter Nine from Book One, Part One of Bertrand Russell's "The History Of Western Philosophy" ().