PHIL202 Timeline 1

By Tsimino
  • Birth

    Carl Gustav Hempel was born in Oranienburg, Germany, which was near Berlin. I tried to search for who his parents were but had no luck.
  • Formative Years

    Formative Years
    Carl started attending the University of Berlin where he studied with Hans Reichenbach. This is where he started on his path and began his studies. He also "came to believe that the application of symbolic logic held the key to resolving a broad range of problems in philosophy" according to James Fetzer and his article in the Stanford Encyclopedia.
  • Gustav goes to University of Vienna

    Gustav goes to University of Vienna
    At the recommendation of Hempels's colleague Reichenbach, he decides to spend the fall semester at the University of Vienna, where he studied with Carnap, Moritz Schlick, and Frederick Waismann. Which influenced him to become a major critic of logical positivism and contribute to its refinement, as well as logical empiricism.
  • Hempel's Work

    Hempel's Work
    Alongside colleague and friend Paul Oppenheim, Hempel publishes his first major work, Der Typusbegriff im Lichte der neuen Logik on the logical theory of classifier, comparative and metric scientific concepts. Book citation:
    Hempel, Carl G. Der Typusbegriff Im Lichte Der Neuen Logik: Wissenschaftstheoretische Untersuchungen Zur Konstitutionsforschung Und Psychologie. 1936.
  • Hempel comes to America

    Hempel comes to America
    Hempel who although was not Jewish faced persectuion from the new Nazi empire due to him not being a supporter. He moved to America and obtained a research fellowship in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Becoming a Citizen

    Becoming a Citizen
    Hempel taught at the City College of New York until 1940 and shortly thereafter became a naturalized United States Citizen.
  • Yale

    Hempel taught at Yale University from 1948 to 1955
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    Additional Major Works by Hempel

    Hempel, Carl G. Philosophy of Natural Science. Prentice-Hall, 1996. Hempel, Carl G., and Paul Oppenheim. Studies in the Logic of Explanation. Bobbs-Merrill, 1948. Hempel, Carl Gustav, and Paul Oppenheim. A Definition of "Degree of Confirmation". Wydawca Nieznany, 1945. Hempel, Carl Gustav. A Purely Syntactical Definition of Confirmation. Assoc, 1943.
  • Additional Major Works by Hempel Cont.

    Hempel, Carl Gustav. Aspects of Scientific Explanation: And Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science. Free Press, 1965. Hempel, Carl Gustav. Studies in the Logic of Confirmation. University Press. Hempel, Carl Gustav. The Theoretician's Dilemma: A Study in the Logic of Theory Construction. S.n.
  • International Encyclopedia

    International Encyclopedia
    Carl has his book "Fundamentals of concept formation in empirical science" published in the 1952 edition of the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science. Work Cited:
    Hempel, Carl Gustav, et al. International Encyclopedia of Unified Science. Chicago Univ. Press, 1956.
  • Hempel's Relocation to Princeton

    Hempel's Relocation to Princeton
    Hempel relocates to Princeton, in his new job his research program flourishes. Throughout his almost 2 decades, he publishes many works of significant importance to the scientific community
  • Change of Pace

    Change of Pace
    Hempel went to teach at the University of Pittsburgh, due to reaching mandatory retiremen from Princeton. Following his new role, he continued to publish many important works.
  • Death

    Carl G. Hempel dies at a nursing home near Princeton, New Jersey at the age of 92
  • Raven Paradox

    Attached is link to a youtube video covering one of, if not the most famous product of Carl Hempel. https://youtu.be/7_dbh6RbdCM