The Atom from the ancient Philosophers point view of the Atomic Theory By: Tyler, Emily, Tanis Democritus He was born in 460 BC in Abdera, Greece Died in 370BC Came from a wealthy and noble family Commonly known as “The laughing Philosopher” Fellow citizens called him “the mocker” Was also very well educated Democritus Aristotle Born 384 BC in Stagira, Greece Died 322 BC in Chalcis, Greece Went to the Platonic Academy (367 BC- 347 BC) Had two children (Nicomachus, Pythias) Was a student of Plato (wrote 200 treatises but only 31 survive and was in a lecture format) Was also very well educated Compare and contrast Democritus Comparisons- Both were well educated Their education were from famous philosophers Contributed a lot to different fields science (astronomy, math, etc.) Differences- Their atomic models were different The public had different views of their findings Aristotle Timeline of ideas 460 BC 384 BC Democritus was born in Albdera Aristotle was born in Stagira, Greece Democritus’s father dies, leading him to search for education and wisdom Aristotle attends the Platonic Academy Democritus theory was more accurate but was not accepted like Aristotle (unknown date) Aristotle discovered his Atomic Theory (date unknown) Old Democritus 367/347 BC Public view of these philosophies Aristotle-He was more popular to the people than Democritus. And for many of years his theory was accepted more than Democritus. Democritus-He was not popular from the peoples point of view even though he came from a wealthy and noble family. As mentioned before the citizens called him the mocker.