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76 words, approx. 1 pages
Leucippus 480?-420? B.C. Greek philosopher best known as the founder of atomism, the notion that all matter is composed of indestructible atoms; this concept was further elaborated in the writings of ... Read more
628 words, approx. 3 pages
Leucippus 480?-420? B.C. Greek Philosopher It may surprise many modern people to learn that the concept of the atom is an ancient one, but in fact it had its roots with the Greek philosopher Leucippus... Read more
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Leucippus and Democritus Leucippus and Democritus were the earliest Greek atomists. The originator of the atomic theory, Leucippus (fifth century BCE), must be considered a speculative thinker of the ... Read more