Talk:Leucippus

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The year of Leucippus death.[edit]

The article contains contradicting information:

"Leukippos (Greek: Λεύκιππος, born in 500 BC – died in 450 BC)" "Around 440 B.C. or 430 B.C. Leucippus found a school at Abdera, which his pupil, Democritus, was closely associated with.[2]"

I believe 450B.C to be incorrect, I do not know what is correct though. Olemann89 19:03, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

The caption under the portrait/painting of Leucippus might benefit from denoting who the artist is - does someone know who painted this picture? 69.209.101.46 (talk) 20:19, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Era notation:BCE[edit]

BCE was introduced 2004 January 27. That makes it the default ERA notation for this article--JimWae (talk) 08:10, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Was Democritus 460 Pre-Socratic???[edit]

Anyone to compile some of them here (ne mi, kompreneble)? Milesian Thales (Phoenician-Ioanian) et al; Samian Pythagoras (also inspired by the Prienian Bias and Pherecydes of the Phoenician-Greek Syros) et al (including Hippasus and Alcmaeon); Colophonian Xenophanes et al (including Zeno); Hecataeus of Miletus et al; Ephesian Heraclitus et al; Clazomenian Anaxagoras et al; Protagoras (Abderan like the one of this article) et al (including Hippias); Oenopides of Chios et al; Metrodorus of Lampsacus et al; Diogenes of Apollonia (425!!!) et al. Such learning approach was turned lesson approached when Alexander was advised by Aristotle, certain empires may happen to lack a Byzantine cosmopolitan location (which means very ancient references requiring JavaScript)...

Introduction structure and style[edit]

The third sentence/paragraph would be better right after the first, i.e., "Leucippus was one of the earliest Greeks to develop the theory of atomism — the idea that everything is composed entirely of various imperishable, indivisible elements called atoms — which was elaborated in greater detail by his pupil and successor, Democritus. He was most likely born in Miletus, although Abdera and Elea are also mentioned as possible birth-places."

And the third sentence/paragraph works better at the end of the first paragraph of the overview and in paretheses, i.e., "...It is therefore difficult to determine which contributions come from Democritus and which come from Leucippus. (A possible earlier candidate for atomism is Mochus of Sidon, from the Trojan War era [13th or 12th century BCE])."

I didn't want to unilaterally impose these changes. I'm sure someone has been tending this entry, so I defer to that person's judgment. 98.148.115.161 (talk) 16:12, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Seems reasonable. Please check if I have done it right. (Actually the net effect of the 2 changes is only moving one sentence.) I could always be wrong on this but I think this article is not closely attended by anyone at the moment and such an edit is unlikely to cause controversy. I have been watching it for a while and it gives me the impression of being an article where people (including me) have basically only pasted in notes which someone will one day need to tidy up.--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 10:38, 8 September 2014 (UTC)