Ernest nagel philosophy 1934 1950 250x250

Ernest Nagel

  • Ernest Nagel's Birth

    Ernest Nagel was born in Nove Mesto, Bohemia, now Czechoslovakia.
  • Master's Degree In Philosophy

    Nagel received his Master's Degree in Philosophy at Columbia University.
  • Doctoral Degree in Philosophy

    Nagel Received his Doctoral Degree in Philosophy at Columbia University.
  • Period: to

    Columbia University

    Nagel began teaching philosophy in 1931 and stay at this University until he retired in 1970.
  • Sovereign Reason

    Nagel published 16 articles with the main article critiquing Blanchard's vision of the scope and office of human reason and refuting his theory of internal relations. Brown S., Collinson D., Wilkinson R. Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers, 2006
  • Logic without Metaphysics

    Nagel believed that metaphysics were incompatible with the nature of scientific knowledge. "Nagel's own theory of logic is naturalistic and contextualistic. Examining the principles of logic as they operate in the specific contexts of the language of science, he concluded that they are not a priori, structures of reality, nor empirical generalizations, nor mere formal tautologies, but normative rules, prescriptive for the use of language." (Brown, 2006)
  • The Structure of Science

    Ernest Nagel published his book, the Structure of Science this year. According to Nagel this book is, "an essay in the philosophy of science" concerned with "analyzing the logic of scientific inquiry and the logical structure of its intellectual products", adding that it was written for a larger audience than only "professional students of philosophy".
  • Published The Structure of Science

    Published The Structure of Science
    Ernest Nagel wrote this book to discuss the nature of scientific inquiry, develop the four types of scientific inquiry and the problems in the logic of the various methods of scientific explanation, reserving problems about the construction of scientific problems and the validation of scientific conclusions. This book is considered to be the most definitive in this area of the philosophy of science.
  • Ernest Nagel's Death

    Ernest Nagel Died in New York City. Nagel died of pneumonia at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center at the age of 83. He survived his wife Edith; two sons, Alexander, of Madison, WI, and Sidney, of Chicago IL. He also had 2 grand children.