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Ernest Nagel

  • Ernest Nagel Origins

    Ernest Nagel Origins
    Ernest Nagel was born November 16th, 1901 in Nove Mesto nad Vahom, or modern day Slovakia. We was born to two Jewish parents, whom then moved their family to America in 1911. By 1919, Ernest Nagel was a U.S. Citizen.
  • Professional Career

    Professional Career
    Though Ernest Nagel taught in several different establishments, he is most known for his teachings at Columbia University from 1931 to 1970. He is also one of the few philosophers to be selected to be apart of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Structure of Science and More

    Structure of Science and More
    Ernest Nagel wrote a plethora of books, including Gödel Proof, Theory of Probability, and Determinism of History. However his most prominent book was the Structure of Science. Here we wrote about four different types of scientific interpretation; probablistic, teleogical, and deductive and genetic. We published The Structure of Science in 1961, and had several revisions.
  • Death

    Ernest Nagel died September 20th, 1985 at 84 years old in New York City of Pneumonia.
  • Bibliography

    SUPPES, PATRICK. “Biographical Memoir: ERNEST NAGEL: NOVEMBER 16, 1901—SEPTEMBER 20, 1985.” The Journal of Philosophy, vol. 109, no. 8/9, 2012, pp. 470–78. SUPPES, PATRICK. “Teleology Revisited and Other Essays in the Philosophy and History of Science by Ernest Nagel.” The Journal of Philosophy, vol. 77, no. 12, 1980, pp. 820–24.