Ernest Nagel (16 November 1901 - 20 September 1985)

  • Introduction

    Ernest Nagel was an American Philosopher. Born in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was known for his work on the implications of science.
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    Nagel moved to the United States in 1911. He received American citizenship in 1919. Taught philosophy at Columbia University from 1931 to 1970.
  • An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method

    An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method
    It illustrates the function of logical principles in the scientific method in the natural and social sciences, law, and history.
  • Sovereign Reason

    Sovereign Reason
    Ernest Nagel wrote a strong criticism of the theory of internal relations.
  • In Logic Without Metaphysics

    In Logic Without Metaphysics
    Nagel defends a naturalistic interpretation of logic, denying the ontological necessity of logico-mathematical principles and arguing that they must be understood according to their function in specific inquiries.
  • Godel's Proof

    Godel's Proof
    Godel's proof assigns to each possible mathematical statement a so-called Godel number. These numbers provide a way to talk about the properties of the words by talking about the numerical properties of huge integers. Godel uses his numbers to construct self-referential statements analogous to the plain English paradox.
  • The Structure of Science

    The Structure of Science
    Ernest Nagel analyzes the nature of explanation, the logic of scientific inquiry, and the logical structure of the organization of scientific knowledge.
  • Teleology Revisited and other Essays in the Philosophy and History of Science.

    Teleology Revisited and other Essays in the Philosophy and History of Science.
    Ernest Nagel is one of the founders of the currently dominant view in the philosophy of science. Nagel is an unreconstructed empirical rationalist who believes that the logical methods of the modern natural sciences are the most effective instruments men have yet devised for acquiring reliable knowledge of the world and distinguishing warranted claims to such expertise from those that are not.
  • Death of the Philosopher

    Ernest Nagel died in 1985 at 83 in New York City, New York.
  • Ernest Nagel Defending Atheism Video

    Ernest Nagel Defending Atheism . YouTube. YouTube, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgouYLtcBgk&t=193s.