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The Atomic Theory of Lucretius Contrasted with Modern Doctrines of Atoms and Evolution

John Masson

George Bell & Sons 1884

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

The first thorough exploration of the Roman poet Lucretius' atomic theory (that he gleaned from the Greeks) and what this meant for his interpretation of physics, nature and religion. Masson compares Lucretius' atomic materialism to issue of evolution and free-will. 8vo. [xii] 249pp. rubbing to extremities. Small mark to rear cover. Inscription of Sir Hilton Poynton to ffep, with some instances of his neat underlining and margin notes within. Very light spotting. Otherwise contents clean and binding sound. Good.

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