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Published by G. Bell and Sons in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Lucretius Carus, Titus

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBy John Masson, M.A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC173 .M42
The Physical Object
Paginationxii p., 1 L., 249 p.
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23382600M
LC Control Number03018210
OCLC/WorldCa2722924

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The atomic theory of Lucretius contrasted with modern doctrines of atoms and evolution London: Bell, Atomic theory goes back to the Greek philosophers. Lucretius set out to summarise these ideas in his De Rerum Natura. In it all nature is described as being made up of atomic particles and the space in which they move.   Infinite or not, the chemical theory requires that there shall be a great many similar atoms, but nothing, thought Lucretius, is formed of simple atoms all bodies, however minute, are compounds. Atoms have no colour, nor are they hot or cold in themselves they have neither sound, scent, nor moisture as properties.   Atoms in the Lucretian universe are accompanied by void – completely empty space, without any particles in it – both outside and within objects. Without it, there would be no motion, because there would be no space without particles in it into which particles could move, Author: Emma Woolerton. These basic components are called atoms, hence the name atomism. Lucretius, who was born sometime around 99BCE, took Epicurus' philosophy, known as Epicureanism, and sort of injected it with anti-religion steroids. He did this in his famous writing, De rerum natura, or in English On the Nature of Things.

Epicurean contribution to modern thought. Renaissance unbelief in dogma of the Catholic Church. Poggio brought Lucretius back to Florence. History of Immortality of the Soul concept, monism. Classical ideas of body and soul perish together, monism both anathema to the Catholic Church. Atomic theory of Lucretius contrasted with modern doctrines of atoms and evolution. London, G. Bell, (OCoLC) Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus: Document Type: Book: All Authors / . The Atomic Theory of Lucretius Contrasted with Modern Doctrines of Atoms and Evolution by John Masson (, Hardcover) Be the first to write a . The Atomic Theory of Lucretius. By John Masson, M.A. (Bell and Sons.)—Mr. Masson's object is to contrast the theory of Lucretius —(or rather, of the Greek philosophers from whom the Roman poet derived it)—with modern doctrines of atoms and evolution.