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Democritus | Greek Philosopher

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Democritus [born 460 BC in Abdera Thrace – 370 BC] was an ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher known for the formulation of his atomic theory of the universe.

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His contributions are close to the ones of his mentor Leucippus. His speculations on the atom has made him being regarded as more of a scientist than a philosopher. He is considered as the "father of modern science". None of his writings have survived, apart from short fragments.


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