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Unformatted text preview: 2. Things can be expanded or compressed, hence there is void in them. 3. If there were no void, there could be no growth. 4. Substances can be poured into each other, hence each contains void. Atomic motion Eternal motion The directions of atomic motions The role of weight Collisions. Determinism Compounds The same atoms in different compounds. Compounds are born and perish. The qualities of compounds are explained by reference to atoms and void. Cosmogony and Cosmology There are infinite worlds but one universe The steps of cosmogony. They result from a strictly mechanical The earth is at the center of the cosmos, tilted towards the south. Man as microcosm Water and mud are the origins of life Living things have souls Souls as an atomic structure Sensation, perception and thought Knowledge and caution about the evidence of senses Is Democritus a skeptic?...
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- Fall '07
- Philosophy, Void, atomism, Abdera