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1771 Encyclopedia - First Edition Encyclopedia Britannica - Volume 1
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Atomical philosophy, or the doctrine of atoms, a system which, from the
hypothesis that atoms are endued with gravity and motion, accounted for the
origin and formation of things. This philosophy was first broached by
Moschus, some time before the Trojan war; but was much cultivated and improved
by Epicurus, whence it is denominated the Epicurean philosophy. See