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Leucippus, Democritus, and Atomism

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom Most folks know something about atomic theory…  its surprising ancient history, however, is often less discussed. The current modern atomic theory is the prevailing scientific theory of matter and explains the physical world in terms of discrete units referred to as atoms. Atoms are made up of various

Epicurus – Proto-Scientist, Secular-Saint, and Sophisticated Hedonist

By Jacob Bell, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There is probably no other ancient Greek philosopher who has been so misunderstood in our modern era. Nowadays his philosophy is associated with excess and drinking and food apps… but the reality is, he preached the exact opposite. Indeed, his name should connote moderation, science, atheism, death…and happiness?