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Single Idea 17542

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / g. Atomism]

Full Idea

In atomism, the antithesis of Being and Not-being of Parmenides is secularised into the antithesis of the 'Full' and the 'Void'.

Gist of Idea

'Full' and 'Void' secularised Parmenides's Being and Not-being


report of Democritus (fragments/reports [c.431 BCE]) by Werner Heisenberg - Physics and Philosophy 04

Book Reference

Heisenberg,Werner: 'Physics and Philosophy' [Penguin 1989], p.53