That Epicurean philosophy was such in it's doctrines that perhaps prevented the Epicurean philosophers of extending maths and science. If this is true why is it?

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    Epicurus vehemently opposed Euclidean geometry, to a point of banning its teaching in his schools, and this affected fields like mathematical statics and astronomy, see Sedley, Epicurus and the mathematicians of Cyzicus. Geometry was promoted by Plato's Academy and closely associated with the idealism of Plato that went counter to Epicurean materialism. The father of mathematical astronomy, Eudoxus, was an idealist and an associate of Plato, his schools, like Cyzicus, were direct rivals of Epicurean ones. – Conifold May 4 at 20:43

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