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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Nay, even that school which is most accused of atheism doth most demonstrate religion; that is, the school of Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus.
In the nests of Arabian birds was the aspilates, that, according to Democritus, kept the wearer from any danger by fire.
Hellanicus and Cleanthes say his father was Maeon, but Eugaeon says Meles; Callicles is for Mnesagoras, Democritus of Troezen for Daemon, a merchant-trader.
5-6: "Now being brought together by love into a single orderly arrangement,/Now being borne asunder by the hostility of strife"; Democritus A16: "Leucippus and Democritus.
The essays themselves fall into a number of categories, the first of which comprises those which explore Bacon's relationship with the past, such as Reid Barbour's tracing of his on/off relationship with Democritus and Atomism, and Michael McCanles's consideration of his debt to late medieval nominalism and transcendental mysticism.
Democritus, Empedocles, Thales, Heraclitus, and even Plato and Aristotle had a profound interest in and knowledge of scientific theories of their own times; in Greek thought in general it is impossible to ignore the coincidence of philosophy and speculation in the natural sciences.
Fatouros of Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece, and associates.
THE first fellows to suss that there were tiny bits of stuff called atoms buzzing busily about all over the place were a couple of smart old Greeks name of Leucippus and Democritus.
We meet the Greek philosopher Democritus, who, in the 5th century B.
The large cast of players in Foster's "literary detective story" ranges from Democritus and Epicurus through Feuerbach, Malthus, and Darwin to Engels, Bukharin, Bernal, Haldane, Caudwell, and many more.
There Epicurus learned about the atomism of Democritus and "undisturbedness" as a goal of life from Nausiphanes.
This is the collection of twelve magic tricks ascribed to Democritus.