Ernest Nagel

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  • Birth

    Ernest Nagel was born on November 16th, 1901.
  • Family arrives in USA, from the Czech Republic

    Family arrives in USA, from the Czech Republic
  • Mr. Nagel becomes a US Citizen

    Mr. Nagel becomes a US Citizen
  • Mr. Nagel Completes Masters Degree

    Earns MS from Columbia University
  • Mr. Nagel Completes PhD

    Received a Ph.D. from Columbia University
  • Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method

    Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method
    At City College, he was trained by Morris R. Cohen, with whom he published Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method in 1934. The book was immensely successful and remained one of the most influential in the field well into the 1950s (2019). Nagel, Ernest. (2019, November 8). Retrieved from https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/philosophy-and-religion/philosophy-biographies/ernest-nagel.
  • Ernest Nagel's Howison lecture at UC Berkeley, where he discusses the cognitive status of scientific theories and related issues regarding scientific realism and instrumentalism.

  • Publishes "The Structure of Science"

    Publishes "The Structure of Science"
    The Structure of Science (1961) analyzes the nature of explanation, the logic of scientific inquiry, and the logical structure of the organization of scientific knowledge.
  • Death

    Mr. Nagel died on September 20th, 1985.