Philosophy, Psychology

and Humanities Web Site



Francis Garden - 1878 - Table of contents

Diccionario filosófico
Complete edition

Diccionario de Filosofía
Brief definition of the most important concepts of philosophy.


A Dictionary of English Philosophical Terms Francis Garden

Vocabulary of Philosophy, Psychological, Ethical, Metaphysical
William Fleming

Biografías y semblanzas Biographical references and lives of philosophers

Brief introduction to the thought of Ortega y Gasset

History of Philosophy Summaries

Historia de la Filosofía
Explanation of the thought of the great philosophers; summaries, exercises...

Historia de la Filosofía
Digital edition of the History of Philosophy by Jaime Balmes

Historia de la Filosofía
Digital edition of the History of Philosophy by Zeferino González

Vidas, opiniones y sentencias de los filósofos más ilustres
Complete digital edition of the work of Diogenes Laertius

Compendio de las vidas de los filósofos antiguos

A brief history of Greek Philosophy
B. C. Burt


A Short History of Philosophy




Atom, Atomism

Atom, Atomism from the Greek ἄτομος, which means both that which is uncut and that which is incapable of being cut or divided. In the latter sense it is in Greek equivalent to the Latin individual, and as such is used by Aristotle.


As applied to time, it denotes in the New Testament a moment. With regard to matter, we mean by it indivisible portions thereof, and the name atomism is given to the various theories of the universe which suppose it constituted by combinations of such, theories represented by Democritus, Epicurus, and Lucretius, and revived in modern times by Gassendi, without however the atheism which characterized them in the old world. The Monads of Leibnitz will demand some distinct notice. See Monad.



© TORRE DE BABEL EDICIONES - Edition: Isabel Blanco  - Legal notice and privacy policy