by Wilhelm Ostwald
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. 1910
Number of pages: 220
The present work is meant to serve as the first aid and guide in the acquisition of comprehensive notions of the external world and the inner life. It is meant to uphold a certain method, that is, the scientific (or, if you will, the natural scientific), which takes its problems, and endeavors to solve its problems, from experience and for experience.
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