(182875). B. Wald, near Solingen, Ger.; son of J. P. Lange*; educ. Duisburg, Zurich, and Bonn; taught at various places; prof. Zurich; neo-Kantian philos., economist, sociol.; opposed materialistic metaphysics; held that materialism is valid only as a method; championed pol. freedom and the well-being of the working class. Works include Geschichte des Materialismus und Kritik seiner Bedeutung in der Gegenwart (tr. E. C. Thomas, The History of Materialism and Criticism of Its Present Importance); Die Arbeiterfrage.
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