Ernest Nagel- November 16th, 1901 - September 20th, 1985

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Ernest Nagel was born in Nove Mesto, Czechoslovakia
  • Ernest to the United States

    Ernest to the United States
    Ernest Nagel came to the United States at the age of 10
  • Officially a United States Citizen

    Officially a United States Citizen
    Ernest Nagel officially becomes a citizen of the United States
  • Authored An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method

    Authored An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method
    In this book Negal discusses the function of logical principles in the scientific method, natural science, and social science.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    Married Edith Haggstrom and had two children with her, Alexander and Sidney.
  • Authored Sovereign Reason

    Authored Sovereign Reason
    In this book Negal wrote a criticism on Brand Blanshard's theory of internal relations.
  • Meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association

    Meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association
    In his presidential address, he defined naturalism as "a generalized account of the cosmic scheme and of man's place in it, as well as a logic of inquiry." He also stated that naturalism is "the executive and causal primacy of matter in the executive order of nature" and "the manifest plurality and variety of things, of their quantities and their functions, an irreducible feature of the universe."
  • Authored Life Without Metaphysics

    Authored Life Without Metaphysics
    In this book Negal argues for the naturalistic interpretation of logic. He also discusses the philosophical study of being, existence, and reality along with their relationships.
  • Lecture at UC Berkeley- Video

    Lecture at UC Berkeley- Video
  • Authored The Structure of Science

    Authored The Structure of Science
    In this book he helped develop the field of analytic philosophy of science which emphasis on the language and also focusing on formal logic and mathematics of science. This book has been considered one of the best works on the philosophy of science.
  • Death

    Death
    Died of pneumonia at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, New York at the age of 83
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    Most prominent American philosopher of science

    Advocated logical realism, and theorized that the universe and traits of nature were represented in the principles of logic. He would later take on a view that looked at functional aspects and abstracts of logic and the philosophy of science.
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    Teaching career

    Ernest Negal was a philosophy teacher at Columbia University for just under 40 years