Emre Keskin

Affiliation: 

University of South Florida

Epicurus’ Scientific Method and Cosmology

In contrast to Aristotelian cosmology, Epicurean cosmology maintains that the universe is infinite. Yet, the infinity of space comes with a cost. Epicureans had to introduce boundaries between ‘the worlds’ that make up the universe. As Furley indicates, ‘what they saw in the night sky was not the beginning of the infinite universe: it was rather the boundary beyond which the infinite universe began’ (‘Infinite Universe’, 572).