Biography of Leucippus | Greek philosopher.

(?, 460 Abdera, 370 BC) Greek philosopher. Biography of Leucippus verdadermante very little is known. It is known that he was probably born in Mileto and then moved to Elea, where was a disciple of Parmenides and Zeno of Elea and master of Democritus. Management of the cosmos and on the mind works attributed to him.
According to Aristotle and Theophrastus, Leucippus made the first doctrines atomists, which would be developed by Democritus, Epicurus and Lucretius: not purely empirical and rational consideration of nature; the consideration of being as multiple, material, composed of indivisible particles (atoms); the affirmation of the existence of the no-(void), and the movement of atoms in a vacuum; the deterministic and mechanistic conception of reality; and the formation of the worlds a motion of the atoms in the form of whirlwind, whereby the heavier are separated from the lighter and gather in the Center forming the Earth.
According to Diógenes Laércio, Leucippus considered that the Moon was the star nearest to Earth, and the Sun the furthest, reserving for the rest an intermediate position between those.
Extracted from the website: Biografías y Vidas
Biographies of historical figures and personalities

Recommended Contents