Berryman (2016b)

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Berryman, Sylvia. (2016) Leucippus. In Zalta (Ed.) (2016). Retrieved from

Title Leucippus
Resource Type collection article
Author(s) Sylvia Berryman
Year 2016
Collection Zalta (Ed.) (2016)


The Greek tradition regarded Leucippus as the founder of atomism in ancient Greek philosophy. Little is known about him, and his views are hard to distinguish from those of his associate Democritus. He is sometimes said to have been a student of Zeno of Elea, and to have devised the atomist philosophy in order to escape from the problems raised by Parmenides and his followers.