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The Atom from the ancient Philosophers point view of the Atomic T heory . By: Tyler, Emily, Tanis. Democritus. He was born in 460 BC in Abdera, Greece Died in 370BC Came from a wealthy and noble family Commonly known as “The laughing Philosopher” Fellow citizens called him “the mocker”

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The atom from the ancient philosophers point view of the atomic t heory

The Atom from the ancient Philosophers point view of the Atomic Theory

By: Tyler, Emily, Tanis


Democritus

Democritus

  • He was born in 460 BC in Abdera, Greece

  • Died in 370BC

  • Came from a wealthy and noble family

  • Commonly known as “The laughing Philosopher”

  • Fellow citizens called him “the mocker”

  • Was also very well educated

Democritus


Aristotle

Aristotle

  • Born 384 BC in Stagira, Greece

  • Died 322 BC in Chalcis, Greece

  • Went to the Platonic Academy (367 BC- 347 BC)

  • Had two children (Nicomachus, Pythias)

  • Was a student of Plato (wrote 200 treatises but only 31 survive and was in a lecture format)

  • Was also very well educated


Compare and contrast

Compare and contrast

Democritus

  • Comparisons- Both were well educated

  • Their education were from famous philosophers

  • Contributed a lot to different fields science (astronomy, math, etc.)

  • Differences- Their atomic models were different

  • The public had different views of their findings

Aristotle


Timeline of ideas

Timeline of ideas

460 BC

384 BC

  • 367/347 BC

Old Democritus


Public view of these philosophies

Public view of these philosophies

  • Aristotle-He was more popular to the people than Democritus. And for many of years his theory was accepted more than Democritus.

  • Democritus-He was not popular from the peoples point of view even though he came from a wealthy and noble family. As mentioned before the citizens called him the mocker.


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