Rationalism in Antiquity [1954c]

  • Robert S. Cohen
  • John J. Stachel
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 21)


The growth and development of rationalism in antiquity raises several historical problems which have perhaps not hitherto been sufficiently recognized. The purely philosophical aspect of the remarkable elaboration of a rationalistic view of the world by the preSocratic thinkers has received a great deal of attention and can now be regarded as completely elucidated by the work of Paul Tannery and Enriques. The latter especially put into its right light the great figure of Demokritos, whose atomic system represents the culmination of this evolution.


Great Figure Historical Problem Philosophical Aspect Hellenistic Period Rational Interpretation 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1979

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  • Robert S. Cohen
  • John J. Stachel

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