- the Laughing Philosopher, c460–370 b.c., Greek philosopher.
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The doctrines of Democritus will be found again in those of Epicurus and Lucretius.Initiation into Philosophy
What is this but the atoms of Democritus and the triangles of Plato?Timaeus
In his physical theories Epicurus followed Leucippus and Democritus.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Hence their distinction from the atoms of Democritus and the materialists.
Democritus says that Truth lies hidden at the bottom of a well.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
Edward S. Ellis
- ?460–?370 bc, Greek philosopher who developed the atomist theory of matter of his teacher, LeucippusSee also atomism
- Greek philosopher who developed one of the first atomist theories of the universe. Democritus believed that the world consists of an infinite number of very small particles whose different characteristics and combinations account for the different qualities of all matter.