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.
Professor, in Exercise Science and Motor Development Democritus University of Thrace, Dept.
Schrodinger discovered for himself that Democritus of Abdera already understood this state of affairs in the fifth century BC, prior to the advent of the sophisticated instrumentations of today.
A USB device cannot now be trusted - it may have hidden processing capabilities," said Vasilios Katos, a computer scientist at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece.
The second essay, titled "Laughter," incorporates Pliny the Elder, Joseph Priestly, nitrous oxide, The Lost Tales of Miletus, kookaburras, hyenas, Democritus, the etymology of the word "laughter," the Jolly Green Giant, Santa Claus, the book of Genesis, Norman Cousins, Candid Camera, the Marx Brothers, W.H.
Leucippus and Democritus decide that matter is made of atoms, fifth century B.C.
(14) Democritus B9 shows a similar sort of response to Parmenides.
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.