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  • noun Plural form of atomist.


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  • Reichert sought in vain in the writings of the biological "atomists" for any smallest recognition of these broader characteristics of living things upon which Müller had rightly laid stress.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • DoNothing people are naïve atomists and know nothing about organic connections among economies.

    The Case For Doing Nothing 2009

  • Some atomists propose an atomistic version of definition (1), but without facts, because they regard facts as slices of reality too suspiciously sentence-like to be taken with full ontological seriousness.

    The Correspondence Theory of Truth David, Marian 2009

  • In opposition to the atomists, the Stoic philosophers Zeno of Cition

    Continuity and Infinitesimals Bell, John L. 2009

  • Here logical atomists will respond by defending (atomic) facts.

    The Correspondence Theory of Truth David, Marian 2009

  • In various forms, the problem about cohesion has dogged atomists since ancient times.

    Locke's Philosophy of Science Kochiras, Hylarie 2009

  • Most theorists of the Austrian School, however, like Carl Menger and Ludwig von Mises, were pure atomists.

    Methodological Individualism Heath, Joseph 2009

  • In its broad outline, Epicurus inherited this scheme from the earlier atomists, above all Democritus.

    Epicurus Konstan, David 2009

  • Logical atomists, such as Russell (1918) and Wittgenstein (1921), will hold that the truth or falsehood of every truth-value bearer can be explained in terms of (derived from) logical relations between truth-value bearers, by way of the recursive clauses, together with the base clauses, i.e., the correspondence and non-correspondence of atomic truth-value bearers with facts.

    The Correspondence Theory of Truth David, Marian 2009

  • Your notion that the atomists (especially Democritus) did not see the need to test their theories is not based on any evidence.

    The First Quantum Cosmologist Sean 2008


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