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Aristotle the Atomist?

by BorgCopyeditor (Friar)
on May 06, 2004 at 04:09 UTC ( #350980=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Ancient Philosophy And Programming Languages

While I wouldn't want to discourage the use of philosophy as a tool for meditating on the logical differences between programming languages, I can't help pointing out that there's a basic problem with your analogy: Aristotle (the ancient one, of course) was emphatically not an "atomist." He roundly criticized both Democritus and Leucippus.

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Re: Aristotle the Atomist?
by skillet-thief (Friar) on May 06, 2004 at 10:48 UTC

    Aristotle (the ancient one, of course) was emphatically not an "atomist." He roundly criticized both Democritus and Leucippus.

    That is correct. Also, Aristotle more or less invented scientific taxonimy, like the system of phylla, genres, and species, which is probably closer to the true inspiration of the OO "description of the universe". From that standpoint, Aristotle would be "Platonic" too.

    I however think that this is really a great topic, because it seems obvious (and significant) that programming languages are subtly based on traditional Western logic and ontology.

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