Article ID: CBB001320765

František Wald's Empiricism (2013)

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Abstract: In this paper I present an ordered selection of citations from František Wald's publications and correspondence to give some idea of how he fitted in his times, how his views were received by contemporaries, and to illustrate his epistemological views. I highlight the originality of Wald's aim to develop a theory of chemistry on the basis of the concept of `phase', instead of the concepts of compound and element. In chemistry (including the material sciences) there has been a vast increase in substances that are phases (and not pure compounds), which makes Wald's work still relevant. Keywords: František Wald, Wilhelm Ostwald, phase concept, pure substance, non-stoichiometric, physical chemistry.

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Description Focuses on Wald's preference for the phase concept in chemistry over concepts of compound and element.


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Authors & Contributors
Gori, Pietro
Ziche, Paul
Weber, Heiko
Moore, Carl E.
Jaselskis, Bruno
Smolinski, Alfred W. von
Journals
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Perspectives on Science
Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Fachgruppe Geschichte der Chemie
Hyle
Public Understanding of Science
Publishers
Edizioni ETS
Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung
Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag
Aracne
Concepts
Philosophy of science
Epistemology
Philosophy
Physics
Chemistry
History of philosophy of science
People
Mach, Ernst
Ostwald, Wilhelm
Duhem, Pierre
Forel, August Henri
Haeckel, Ernst
Carus, Paul
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Places
Europe
Germany
France
Austro-hungary
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