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Born c. 460 BC
Abdera, Thrace
Died c. 370 BC (aged aroond 90)
Era Pre-Socratic filosofie
Region Western filosofie
Schuil Pre-Socratic filosofie
Main interests
Notable ideas

Democritus (/dɪˈmɒkrɪtəs/; Greek: Δημόκριτος Dēmókritos, meanin "chosen o the fowk"; c. 460 – c. 370 BC) wis an influential Auncient Greek pre-Socratic filosofer primarily remembered the day for his formulation o an atomic theory o the universe.[3]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The idea that atoms an void as the fundamental constituents o the warld (DK B125: "ἐτεῇ δὲ ἄτομα καὶ κενόν").

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. DK 68 B118.
  2. DK 59 A80: Aristotle, Meteorologica 342b.
  3. Barnes (1987).