Contradictory Atoms: Philosophical Problems with the Smallest Building Blocks of Nature

  • Lars Jaeger


At the beginning of his famous play Faust, Goethe expresses what drives his protagonist: it is the search for knowledge. The question of what holds the world together at its innermost core had already been posed by the pre-Socratic philosophers 2,500 years ago. They were the first to doubt that the events in nature can be explained by the will of a few gods.

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  • Lars Jaeger
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  1. 1.BaarSwitzerland

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