Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

[Revised entry by Alan Chalmers on October 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Atomism in the form in which it first emerged in Ancient Greece was a metaphysical thesis, purporting to
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[Revised entry by Alan Chalmers on October 9, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Atomism in the form in which it first emerged in Ancient Greece was a metaphysical thesis, purporting to establish claims about the ultimate nature of material reality by philosophical argument. Versions of atomism developed by mechanical philosophers in the seventeenth...

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