Mathematician:Ernest Nagel

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American philosopher of science, aligned with the logical positivist movement.


American, of Slovakian (then Austria-Hungarian) origin


  • Born: November 16, 1901 in Vágújhely, Austria-Hungary (now Nové Mesto nad Váhom, in Slovakia)
  • Died: September 20, 1985 in New York


  • 1930: On the Logic of Measurement
  • 1934: An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method (with M. R. Cohen)
  • 1939: The Formation of Modern Conceptions of Formal Logic in the Development of Geometry
  • 1939: Principles of the Theory of Probability
  • 1949: The Meaning of Reduction in the Natural Sciences
  • 1954: Sovereign Reason
  • 1957: Logic without Metaphysics
  • 1958: Gödel's Proof (with J.R. Newman)
  • 1961: The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation
  • 1971: Observation and Theory in Science (with others)
  • 1979: Teleology Revisited and Other Essays in the Philosophy and History of Science