Title: Atomism: Democritus And Epicurus
|Date:||November 2, 2016|
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There is no motion without empty space. Both
Democritus and Epicurus agreed that motion was impossible in a plenum, but it is
here that their theories diverge. In the cause of the motion, we begin to see a
variety of opinions.
Both Democritus and Epicurus agreed that the "qualitative world of sense
perception arises from the motion of qualitatively neutral atoms...
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that the immense qualitative variety results from the ?jostling' of atoms...as
they collide and bounce apart, and so, constantly form new groupings" (Jones 84).
They believe it to be a mechanical process occurring completely by chance.
Furthermore, although new groupings are constantly being formed, only the few
that can survive are considered the "right" combinations...
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