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Atomism (philosophy, logic): A) Atomism is the assumption that the facts can be represented by elementary sentences. Thus the question of the independence of facts is raised. See also Atomic sentences, Humean supervenience, Causality. B) In relation to the world, the atomism of ancient philosophy assumes that there are smallest units, the atoms. These are sometimes thought of as having a particular shape.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Ancient Philosophy Atomism   Ancient Philosophy
Descartes, R. Atomism   Descartes, R.
Duhem, Pierre Atomism   Duhem, Pierre
Fodor, Jerry Atomism   Fodor, Jerry
Hempel, Carl Atomism   Hempel, Carl
Leibniz, G.W. Atomism   Leibniz, G.W.
Logic Texts Atomism   Logic Texts
Quine, W.V.O. Atomism   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Russell, Bertrand Atomism   Russell, Bertrand
Sellars, Wilfrid Atomism   Sellars, Wilfrid
Simons, Peter M. Atomism   Simons, Peter M.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Atomism   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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