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Democritus & Aristotle

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Erin Chism

on 3 October 2014

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Transcript of Democritus & Aristotle

1) Wrote 70 pieces
2) Made contributions to biology and anthropology
3) Formed Theory of Genetics
He broke a seashell into small pieces repeatedly until he could not break it anymore to show that all things are made of smaller parts which are called atoms.
Democritus' Theory
(Atomic Theory)
Aristotle's Theory
Thought all matter was made of air, water, fire, and earth

-Opposed Democritus' Atomic Theory
1) First to classify organisms as plants or animals
2) Taught Alexander the Great
3) Started his own school in Athens
Aristotle's Laws of Thought
Law of Identity- everything is the same as itself
Law of non-contradiction- nothing can exist and not exist
Laws of excluded middle- something is either true or not true
Democritus & Aristotle
460 B.C.-370 B.C.
Born in Abdera, Greece
Credited with the Atomic Theory
Developed the idea of the atom
384 B.C.- 322 B.C.
Greek Philosopher
Born in Stagrius, Greece
Opposed Democritus' Atomic Theory
Thought matter was made of air, watter, fire and Earth
All things are composed of small, indivisible, indestructible particles called atoms and they vary in mass, size, and shape
View of the atom
As Democritus said, nothing exists except atoms and empty space. As the first one to create the idea of the atom, he viewed an atom as a circle.
His views were not accepted by the people because his theory went against Aristotle's views and people respected his reputation more.
View of the atom
Atoms are made of air, water, fire, and earth; they are all hot, dry, wet, or cold.
His views were accepted by most people as long as they did not contradict the beliefs of the bible.
Equipment Democritus Used
View of Atom
Aristotle's Model of the atom
Aristotle teaching Alexander the Great
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