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Question about the primordial ground of being 1 year 4 weeks ago #1173

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Question about the primordial ground of being

Democrite also asked the question of all questions: "What is this - the primordial ground of being?" In the course of his studies and work, he finally came to the conclusion that in reality there are only the atoms and the void. He put forward the thesis of the ultimate, indivisible particles that are the building blocks of all things and called them atoms - . At the same time, he assigned to the atoms those properties with which Parmenides had described being, namely eternity, imperishability and indivisibility.

Democrite assumed that being is not immobile. Instead, for him, being consists of an infinite number of atoms that move in space. To distinguish the atoms, he named characteristics of a quantitative nature: "They differ in shape, which is connected with size, in position and in arrangement." Furthermore, he was convinced that a force that causes creation and decay is unnecessary. For the essential property of atoms is their mobility - chemistry helper . In this, Democrite saw the mobility of atoms as a mere change of place and overlooked the fact that all bodies falling in the void have the same velocity. But this means that the bodies do not change their position in relation to each other. A collision, a vortex or the concatenation of atoms was therefore not possible.

Democrite considered empty space as a prerequisite for the atoms to be able to move freely at all. Therefore, the atoms - , which exist in infinitely large numbers, must always be single and separate. Emptiness is responsible for this separation of the atoms from each other, which is thus also the condition for the movement of the atoms and is responsible for their diversity and singularity. Democrite referred to empty space as non-being. For him, being and non-being coexist and are unchanging. Only the concatenation of atoms can change, but not the atoms themselves or the emptiness. According to Democrite , emptiness is present to varying degrees in different things. According to this, soft things possess much emptiness and hard things little.
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