Ernest Nagel (November 16, 1901 – September 20, 1985)

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  • Childhood

    Ernest Nagel was born on November 16th, 1901 Nove Mesto Bohemia which is now The Czech Republic. Was he was 10 years old Ernest moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1919.
    {Suppes, Patrick. “Ernest Nagel.” Journal of Philosophy, vol. 109, no. 8, 2012, pp. 470–478., doi:10.5840/jphil20121098/922.}
  • Higher Education

    Higher Education
    In 1923 Ernest earned his Bachelor of Science from The College of the City in New York. In 1925 he earned his Master's Degree in Philosophy from Columbia University and then in 1931 a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia. {Columbia University, New York, www.columbia.edu/content/admissions.} {Suppes, Patrick. “Ernest Nagel.” Journal of Philosophy, vol. 109, no. 8, 2012, pp. 470–478., doi:10.5840/jphil20121098/922.}
  • Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method

    Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method
    In 1934 Ernest Nagel published a book along with Morris R. Cohen entitled Introduction to Logic and Scientific Logic. in the book he discusses the "function of logical principles in scientific method in the natural and social sciences and in law and history." {“An Introduction To Logic And Scientific Method.” AbeBooks.com, www.abebooks.com/.}
  • Study Abroad

    Study Abroad
    Ernest Nagel took a year to study in Europe, He then published a historic report, "Impressions and Appraisals of Analytic Philosophy in Europe," in the Journal of Philosophy (1936). This essay introduced the United States to the philosophical work of two European philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Rudolf Carnap. {“Nagel, Ernest.” Encyclopedia.com, Encyclopedia.com, 8 Aug. 2020, www.encyclopedia.com/people/philosophy-and-religion/philosophy-biographies/ernest-nagel.}
  • UC Berkley Lecture

    UC Berkley Lecture
    Ernest Nagel gave a lecture on March 30th, 1960 at UC Berkeley, where he discussed the cognitive status of scientific theories and related issues regarding scientific realism and instrumentalist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXWAXtQK6zE (Audio Download at
    https://gradlectures.berkeley.edu/lecture/cognitive-status-of-theories/)
  • The Structure of Science

    The Structure of Science
    Ernest Nagel published his book The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation in 1961 In this book Ernest Nagel discusses one of the broad areas that he divides the Philosophy of Science into “problems concerning scientific explanations”
    {Caton, Charles E. “The Structure of Science. Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation.” Journal of Philosophy, vol. 73, no. 1, Jan. 1964, pp. 104–106., doi:10.2307/2183206.}
    {AbeBooks.com, www.abebooks.com/.}
  • Death

    Death
    Ernest Nagel passed away on September 20th, 1985 from pneumonia at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City on Sept. 20, 1985 {“QUOTES BY ERNEST NAGEL: A-Z Quotes.” AZ Quotes, www.azquotes.com/author/29211-Ernest_Nagel.Quote and Picture of Ernest Nagel}