Therefore he searched the past, and soon found what he wanted in the atomism of Democritus.
But in this instance the facts do not take us into atomism and anarchy.
His theory is a mixture of vitalism and atomism, designed to eliminate the "fortune and chance" resident in Digby's concept.
Into the history of atomism Cudworth plunges with vast erudition.
Mechanism as to motion, atomism as to structure, materialism as to substance, that is the whole system of Democritus.
It is the stand-point from which atomism would be adopted as the philosophic system.
Epicurus, therefore, adopted the atomism of Democritus en bloc, or with trifling modifications.
Continuity of growth not atomism is thus the alternative to fixity of principles and aims.
The belief in indestructible “things” very early took the form of atomism.
There is, however, great difference of opinion among the exponents of atomism in regard to the nature of the atom.