Essay on democritus

"Two systems of Indian thought propound physical theories suggestively similar to those of Greece . Kanada , founder of the Vaisheshika philosophy, held that the world was composed of atoms as many in kind as the various elements. The Jains more nearly approximated to Democritus by teaching that all atoms were of the same kind, producing different effects by diverse modes of combinations. [23] Kanada believed light and heat to be varieties of the same substance; Udayana taught that all heat comes from the sun; and Vachaspati , like Newton, interpreted light as composed of minute particles emitted by substances and striking the eye."

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Essay on democritus

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