Article ID: CBB000930627

Wilhelm Ostwald's Energetics 3: Energetic Theory and Applications, Part II (2008)

unapi

This is the third of a series of essays on the development and reception of Wilhelm Ostwald's energetics. The first essay described the chemical origins of Ostwald's interest in the energy concept and his motivations for seeking a comprehensive science of energy. The second essay and the present one discuss his various attempts, beginning in 1891 and extending over almost 3 years, to develop a consistent and coherent energetic theory. A final essay will consider reactions to this work and Ostwald's replies, and will also seek to evaluate his program of research. Ostwald's project---to reconstruct physics and chemistry as a pure energetics---is worth attending to for several reasons: first, because Ostwald did ground-breaking work in chemistry (he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1909 for his studies in catalysis and rates of reaction); second, because an important school of physical chemistry formed around him at Leipzig, a school that promoted his ideas; and, finally, because he was a prominent and vigorous participant in debates at the end of the nineteenth century concerning the proper course of physical theory. Keywords Wilhelm Ostwald - Energetics - Irreversibility - Energy in chemistr

...More

Description Continuation of JournalArticle; R. J. Deltete; Wilhelm Ostwald's Energetics 2... (2007) [850324]: Second essay on Ostwald's nearly 3-year effort at Leipzig beginning in 1891 to develop a consistent, coherent energetic theory.


Associated with

Article Deltete, R. J. (2007) Wilhelm Ostwald's Energetics 2: Energetic Theory and Applications, Part I. Foundations of Chemistry (p. 265). unapi

Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB000930627/

Similar Citations

Article Deltete, R. J.; (2007)
Wilhelm Ostwald's Energetics 2: Energetic Theory and Applications, Part I (/isis/citation/CBB000850324/) unapi

Chapter Wegener, Daan; (2010)
Ostwald's Utopias: Energeticism and the Wilhelminian Empire (1888--1918) (/isis/citation/CBB001021562/) unapi

Article Schlote, Karl-Heinz; (2001)
Zur Entwicklung der mathematischen Physik in Leipzig (I) -- Der Beginn der Neumannschen Ära (/isis/citation/CBB000100539/) unapi

Article Rice, Richard E.; (2002)
Hydrating Ions in St. Petersburg and Moscow; Ignoring Them in Leipzig and Baltimore (/isis/citation/CBB000740531/) unapi

Book Beyer, Lothar; Hoyer, Eberhard; (2008)
Chemische Wegzeichen aus Leipziger Universitätslaboratorien (/isis/citation/CBB001220255/) unapi

Article Schreier, Wolfgang; Schlote, Karl-Heinz; (2008)
The Physical Tourist. Physics in Leipzig: An Amble through the Centuries (/isis/citation/CBB000932035/) unapi

Book Lothar Beyer; (2014)
Otto Linné Erdmann an Justus von Liebig – kommentierte Briefe von 1853 bis 1867 (/isis/citation/CBB840559824/) unapi

Article Darrigol, Olivier; (2001)
God, waterwheels, and molecules: Saint-Venant's anticipation of energy conservation (/isis/citation/CBB000100453/) unapi

Book Robert Smail Jack; Fritz Scholz; (2017)
Wilhelm Ostwald: The Autobiography (/isis/citation/CBB171622085/) unapi

Article Boeck, Gisela; Zott, Phil. Regine; (2007)
Vier unveröffentlichte Briefe von Dmitrij I. Mendeleev an Wilhelm Ostwald (/isis/citation/CBB000900104/) unapi

Article Ricardo Lopes Coelho; (2014)
On the Concept of Energy: Eclecticism and Rationality (/isis/citation/CBB422366227/) unapi

Article Nenad Raos; Tomislav Portada; Vladimir Stilinović; (2013)
Anionic Names of Acids — an Experiment in Chemical Nomenclature (/isis/citation/CBB700092258/) unapi

Book Ostwald, Wilhelm; (2003)
Lebenslinien: Eine Selbstbiographie (/isis/citation/CBB000740181/) unapi

Article Achinstein, Peter; (2007)
Atom's Empirical Eve: Methodological Disputes and How to Evaluate Them (/isis/citation/CBB000830786/) unapi

Book Hansel, Karl; Köckritz, Ulrike; (2003)
Wilhelm Ostwald Gesamtschriftenverzeichnis: Referate und Rezensionen 1887--1932 (/isis/citation/CBB000740177/) unapi

Book Görs, Britta; Psarros, Nikolaos; Ziche, Paul; (2005)
Wilhelm Ostwald at the Crossroads between Chemistry, Philosophy, and Media Culture (/isis/citation/CBB001232593/) unapi

Article Boeck, Gisela; (2007)
Julius Wagner: Deutschlands erster Professor für Didaktik der Chemie (/isis/citation/CBB000900106/) unapi

Book Pohl Valero, Stefan; (2011)
Energía y cultura: historia de la termodinámica en la España de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX (/isis/citation/CBB001250520/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Schlote, Karl-Heinz
Hansel, Karl
Boeck, Gisela
Beyer, Lothar
Darrigol, Olivier
Köckritz, Ulrike
Journals
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Fachgruppe Geschichte der Chemie
Science and Education
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
History of Science
Publishers
Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag
Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gesellschaft zu Grossbothen e.V.
Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Passage-Verl.
Editorial Universidad Javeriana
Springer
Concepts
Chemistry
Physics
Energy (physics)
Autobiographies
Philosophy of science
Philosophy
People
Ostwald, Wilhelm
Barré de Saint-Venant, Adhémar Jean Claude
Neumann, Carl Gottfried
Tyndall, John
Barrett, William Fletcher
Duhem, Pierre
Places
Leipzig (Germany)
Germany
Russia
St. Petersburg (Russia)
United States
Spain
Times
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Institutions
Universität Leipzig
Society for Psychical Research
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment