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    Somewhere in between the years of 460 BC and 370 BC a man named Democritus first introduced the idea of an atom. He was the first person to say that everything is made of atoms. He also said that atoms are indestructible and that the changes we see in substances are just the atoms moving. Democritus said that the shape of the atoms give substances different properties. Democritus’ work, however, did not survive through the Middle Ages. Democritus had no real evidence to prove his theory, but he was close to the truth about atoms. In the year 1803, John Dalton contributed to the Atomic Theory. He came up with his own theory of atoms after researching pressures of gases. Dalton’s theory included that all matter is made of atoms. He said that atoms are indivisible and indestructible. He also theorized that atoms of an element are identical in properties and mass. Dalton stated that compounds are formed by combining two or more different types of atoms. Lastly, Dalton said that a chemical reaction is the rearrangement of atoms.…

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    This way of thinking is really completely different than what had been divulged before them. Founded assumedly by Leucippus, the atomists believed that the world was composed of these tiny little particles called atoms that floated around in empty space or “void.” The atomists claim that these atoms are unable to be cut, changed or destroyed, which is what we similarly believe today. However, the catch for the atomists is at this point in time, there was no way for them to be able to prove they…

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    “what-is-not”. Atomists believe in a void, which is inherently “what-is-not”. The void is considered anywhere where there are no atoms. The purpose of the void is to serve as a medium for movement, for the opposing forces of the atoms and the void cause motion. As atoms move, they separate, which too goes against Parmenides who states, “...which would keep it from holding together, or at all less, but it is all full of what-is. Therefore it is all holding together…” (Fragment 8, Lines 21-23).…

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    The Alchemist: Democritus

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    The famous alchemist, Democritus, had several views on life and how it worked and was made. “Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.” (“Democritus Quotes”). Nothing in this world is planned out and if anything is necessary to happen it will happen. According to John J. Mark, Democritus made it seem like life happens on its own and takes all the human’s decisions for their own life, yet he actually believed humans could make their own decisions within the range…

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    Democritus Research Paper

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    Atoms, ions, and isotopes are everything you eat, breathe and see. They are everywhere and everything is made up of them. The first person that aided in the discovery of the atom was Democritus in 400 BC. He is the one that named the atom. The word atom comes from the Greek word atomos which means indivisible. Aristotle which was another flossier in at that same time disagreed with him. He believed that matter could be divide infinitely without changing its properties. At that time more people…

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    Democristus: Democritus was born in Abdera, Greece 460 BC. As it was so long ago, people are unsure when he was exactly born so they estimate roughly around 460 BC. He had sadly passed away 370 BC but no one knows where, but then makes that he lived around 100 years! Careers: Woohoo now careers! Back in 460 BC there was no technology that we have today! There was no powerful telescopes that we have! So how did he find out about atoms??? Well! Since Democritus was a contemporary Socrates, he…

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    This essay going to be about an atom. Atom is always around us all the time and ever object are made out of an atom. We, humans, are also made of the atom. Knowing about the structure and what it really is a very important thing to learn as a student. In order to learn about an atom, we will have to understand about Democritus first. So who is Democritus? Democritus is the first human to ever come up with the first atomic theory. Democritus was born in Greece around 460BC. He has a life spend…

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    From the times of the ancient Greeks to modern day, scientist have argued the concepts behind matter. During the time of Aristotle, philosophers created scientific theories based on logic alone, eliminating all scientific evidence. This is when Democritus proposed his theory. Later, Dalton proposed his theory after completing experiments about matter. Democritus's theory was the theory of atomos. He claimed that atomos were particles so small that they could no longer be divided. Democritus…

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    Essay On Atomic Theory

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    philosopher, Democritus, being one of the first to come up with a theory about atoms. Democritus’ theory gave the basics of an atom; but his theory was rejected by many during his time as fellow philosophers, Aristotle and Plato, rejected his theory ("The History of the Atom"). After hundreds of years, the theory came back and was formed into what we now know as the modern atomic…

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    Although what the Atomist epistemology entailed, or whether they had an epistemology at all , has been a matter of controversy in modern scholarship, Aristotle’s Metaphysics seems to give only one unambiguous account of especially Democritus’ thoughts on sensation and knowledge. In this paper, I will argue that Aristotle approaches Democritus’ doctrine on sensation in an unambiguous manner, which results in a misrepresentation that is preferable for his argumentation in the Metaphysics. To do…

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