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Ernest Nagel (1901–1985)

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Born in Czechoslovakia, Ernest Nagel emigrated to the United States and became a naturalized American citizen. In 1923 he graduated from the City College of New York, where he had studied under Morris Cohen, with whom he later collaborated to coauthor the highly successful textbook, An Introduction vis mere to Logic and Scientific Method (1934). Pursuing graduate studies at Columbia University, he received his Ph.D. in 1930. After a year of teaching at the City College of New York, he joined the faculty of Columbia University, where in 1955 he was named John Dewey Professor of Philosophy. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Rockefeller University. Nagel was one of the leaders in the movement of logical empiricism, conjoining Viennese positivism with indigenous American naturalism and pragmatism. In 1936 he published in the Journal of Philosophy the article "Impressions and Appraisals of Analytic Philosophy," one of the earliest sympathetic accounts of the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Moritz Schlick, and Rudolf Carnap intended for an American audience. Nagel was esteemed for his lucid exposition of the most recondite matters in logic, mathematics, and natural science, published in essays and book reviews for professional journals, scientific periodicals, and literary reviews. Two of his books, now out of print, consisted of collections of his articles, Sovereign Reason and Other Studies in the Philosophy of Science (1954) and Logic Without Metaphysics and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science (1957). He also wrote a monograph, Principles of the Theory of Probability (1939) which appeared in the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science. In his major book-length work, The Structure of Science, Nagel directed his attention to the logic of scientific explanations. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues (1998) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
The Philosophy of History in Our Time (1959) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
The World of Mathematics, Volume 2 (1956) — Bidragyder — 118 eksemplarer
The World of Mathematics, Volume 3 (1955) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
Philosophy of Scientific Method (1950) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver52 eksemplarer
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Pragmatic philosophy: an anthology (1966) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Philosophical Issues: A Contemporary Introduction (1972) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Wijsgerige teksten over de wereld (1964) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Nagel, Ernest
Juridisk navn
Nagel, Ernest
Fødselsdato
1901-11-16
Dødsdag
1985-09-20
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Regio Trenčín, Koninkrijk Bohemen, Oostenrijk-Hongarije
Dødssted
New York, New York, USA
Bopæl
Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Regio Trenčín, Koninkrijk Bohemen, Oostenrijk-Hongarije
New York, New York, USA
Uddannelse
City College of New York (BSc|1923)
Columbia University (PhD|1931)
Erhverv
professor
Relationer
Nagel, Alexander (son)
Nagel, Sidney (son)
Organisationer
Columbia University
Rockefeller University
Kort biografi
Ernest Nagel ging in 1911 naar de Verenigde Staten en werd in 1919 genaturaliseerd tot Amerikaans staatsburger. Hij heeft zijn hele leven in New York gewoond, waar hij als wetenschapsfilosoof werkzaam was aan de Columbia University (1931-1966), de Rockefeller University (1966-1967) en wederom de Columbia University (1967-1970). Hij was een van de vooraanstaande figuren in de filosofische stroming van het logisch positivisme. Hij werd in 1977 gekozen in de National Academy of Sciences.

Nagel is op 20 januari 1935 getrouwd met Edith Alexandria Haggstrom (ovl. 1988). Zij kregen twee zoons: Alexander Joseph (hoogleraar wiskunde aan de Universiteit van Wisconsin-Madison) en Sidney Robert (hoogleraar natuurkunde aan de Universiteit van Chicago).

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A fun and thought provoking read indeed, would recommend it to anyone who
* loves paradoxical statements
* would like to know more about mathematical logic
 
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kladimos | 13 andre anmeldelser | Sep 23, 2021 |
This book will melt your mind.
 
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cpalaka | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2021 |
Uno de los más grandes resultados de la lógica y matemática del siglo pasado, explicado con elegancia. Me costó trabajo "seguirle el paso" pero porque yo no estoy tan versado en lógica. Aún así, el teorema se explica en su contexto, con un esbozo de ejercicios e implicaciones del trabajo de Gödel. Recomiendo releer cada capítulo con detenimiento
 
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