Democritus


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 (dĭ-mŏk′rĭ-təs) Known as "the Laughing Philosopher." 460?-370? bc.
Greek philosopher who developed one of the first atomist theories of the universe and espoused the doctrine that pleasure, along with self-control, is the goal of human life.

Democritus

(dɪˈmɒkrɪtəs)
n
(Biography) ?460–?370 bc, Greek philosopher who developed the atomist theory of matter of his teacher, Leucippus. See also atomism

De•moc•ri•tus

(dɪˈmɒk rɪ təs)

n.
( “the Laughing Philosopher” ), c460–370 B.C., Greek philosopher.

De·moc·ri·tus

(dĭ-mŏk′rĭ-təs)
460?-370? b.c. Greek philosopher who developed one of the first atomist theories of the universe, which held that the world consists of an infinite number of very small particles.
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In the nests of Arabian birds was the aspilates, that, according to Democritus, kept the wearer from any danger by fire.
Nay, even that school which is most accused of atheism doth most demonstrate religion; that is, the school of Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus.
Hellanicus and Cleanthes say his father was Maeon, but Eugaeon says Meles; Callicles is for Mnesagoras, Democritus of Troezen for Daemon, a merchant-trader.
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Vergas appears to have studied at the Democritus University of Thrace from 1985 to 1990, graduating with a civil engineering degree.
The corners have gilt-bronze mounts with satyr heads and a central mascaron contains the bust of Democritus.
Democritus, for example, argued that reality consists of atoms and void.
The great intuition of Democritus that matter is composed of some elementary particles or atoms more or less holds true and has been vindicated even at the subatomic level; but the contrary nature of matter as a wave at quantum level has also now been well established.
45) The Augustine who eventually allows presence despite bodily withdrawal can be related to Beckett's broader interest in pre-Socratics like Democritus, who appears as the 'Abderite' in Murphy and for whom 'naught is more real' than 'the Nothing'.
Lovecraft, for all his singular and moving descriptions of occult practices in the secret places of the world, was in reality a skeptic and rationalist with a sense of the solidity of the universe and natural world: "Lovecraft's early studies in the natural sciences, as well as his absorption of the atomism of Democritus, Epicurus, and Lucretius, led to his espousal of mechanistic materialism" (Joshi, "Introduction" 23).
I could have used other philosophers as representative in this way (Socrates, Anaxagoras and Democritus come to mind).