Cornford notes a significant achievement in Western thought on p. 7, in the discovery of nature. He follows this up with three specific points which he calls features of the pre-scientific age. Identify these three points and either briefly explain the first and third points, or explain the second point in detail.
Atomism is often described as a form of materialism, that is, the theory that all things that are real must be physical or material. Being a materialist doctrine, how does Atomism account for things like soul? Considering that souls are not material, by definition, can Atomism, as such, provide a full account of them? Note this isn’t about providing an opinion so much as analyzing the definition of Atomism. (p. 24-28).