"An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method" PublishedErnest Nagel publishes his first widely known book with fellow teacher Morris R. Cohen, illustrating the function of logical principles in natural and social sciences as well as law and history. This book became widly used by scholars as an introduction to logical thought.
Morris R. Cohen, Ernest Nagel. An Introduction to Logic And Scientific Method. London: G. Routledge & Sons. 1934.
"Logic Without Metaphysics" PublishedIn this book, Nagel defends the naturalistic interpertation of logic. Arguing that logico-mathematical principles must be understood according to their function in specific inquiries.
Nagel, Ernest. Logic Without Metaphysics. Glencoe: The Free Press, 1956.
"The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation" PublishedThis book is widely known for its outstanding work in its field, becoming "highly influential in methodological and philosophical literature". (Carl G. Hempel)
Nagel, Ernest. The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation. London, Routledge, 1961. Discussion of the cognitive status of scientific theories and related issues regarding scientific realism and instrumentalism:
Elected to National Academy of SciencesIn 1977, Nagel was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, being one of the few philosophers to be elected as it is not a common occurance. At the time, his wide range of knowledge exceeded that of any other philosopher of science.