Wilhelm Ostwald


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Noun1.Wilhelm Ostwald - German chemist (1853-1932)
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Focusing on case studies from archival materials, the author depicts the life and intentions of three projectors who suggested a global perspective on the world in their works: Wilhelm Ostwald, Franz Maria Feldhaus, and Walther Rathenau.
Around the turn of the 19th century, scientists such as Pierre Duhem, Ernest Mach and German chemist Wilhelm Ostwald became concerned about the use of mechanistic models, and metaphysical beliefs.
The effect can be explained in terms of the physical chemistry and mathematics known to nineteenth century scientist Lord Kelvin, Herbert Freundlich, and Wilhelm Ostwald.