Ernest Nagel

Fellow: Awarded 1934

Field of Study: Philosophy

Fellow: Awarded 1950

Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-16-1901

Died: 09-20-1985

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

NAGEL, ERNEST:  Appointed for studies of the recent contributions to symbolic or mathematical logic, the present state of researches into the relation of abstract mathematics to such logical studies, and the relevance of such logical studies to the formulation of an adequate theory of probability, in consultation with European scholars; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1934.

Born November 16, 1901, in Czechoslovakia. Education: College of the City of New York, B.S., 1923; Columbia University, M.A., 1925, Ph.D., 1931.

Instructor in Philosophy, 1930–31, College of the City of New York; Instructor in Philosophy, 1931—, Columbia University.

Publications:  On the Logic of Measurement, 1931; An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method, 1934 (with Morris R. Cohen). Contributor to History of Ideas, Vol. III, 1934. Articles and reviews in Journal of Philosophy, Erkenntnis, Symposium, New Republic, Saturday Review of Literature.


National Academy of Sciences , 1978