Shiane Dabney : Ernest Nagel

  • Ernest Nagel's Early Life

    On November 16th, 1901 Ernest Nagel was born in Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Slovakia. His parents were Isadore Nagel and Frida Weiss Nagel. Him and his family arrived in the United States in 1911 and he soon then became a United States citizen in 1919.
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    The lifespan of Ernest Nagel

    Ernest Nagel was a philosopher who worked on the implications of scientific explanation.
  • Ernest's Education

    In 1923 Ernest Nagel earned his bachelor degree of Science from the City College of New York. In 1925 he earned a Masters Degree in philosophy from Columbia University and in 1931 he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia. From 1931 to 1970 he was part of the faculty and staff.
  • Introduction to Logic

    In 1934 Nagel studied under Morris Cohen. His association with Morris Cohen led to the publication of An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method. That book became one of the most successful books in history for the scientific method.
  • The Journal of Philosophy

    Ernest Nagel published "Impressions and Appraisals of Analytic Philosophy in Europe", in the Journal of Philosophy. This showed the work of European philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Rudolf Carnap. Inside the journal it stalks about a split to the "left" and "right" side wing.
  • The structure of science

    In 1961, Ernest Nagel published "The Structure of Science" and it is now considered one of the best works on philosophy of science. In this book it talks about the logic of scientific explanation. Nagel discusses the nature of scientific inquiry with the reference to both natural and social science.
  • End of Life

    On September 20 1985, Ernest Nagel passed away in New York City due to pneumonia at the age of 83. His work involved the philosophy of mathematical fields, and the status of reductive and inductive theories. He was married to Edith Haggstorm and had two children with her, named Alexander and Sidney.