Ancient Greek Philosophy, and the Art of Living in a Material World

The surprisingly cheerful philosophy of Leucippus and Democritus teaches us what it means to live in a material world.

Leucippus. Line engraving by Beyssent after Mlle. Cl. Reydellet. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

The philosopher Democritus was born in the city of Abdera in Thrace sometime around 460 BCE. Along with his teacher, Leucippus, he is considered the…

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