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Ernest Nagel
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Ernest Nagel (c. 1955)
Born (1901-11-16)November 16, 1901
Vágújhely, Austria-Hungary
Died September 20, 1985(1985-09-20) (aged 83)
Education CCNY (BSc, 1923)
Columbia University (PhD, 1931)
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Analytic
Institutions Columbia University
Main interests
Philosophy of science

Ernest Nagel (November 16, 1901 – September 20, 1985) was an American philosopher of science. Along with Rudolf Carnap, Hans Reichenbach, and Carl Hempel, he is sometimes seen as one of the major figures of the logical positivist movement. His 1961 book The Structure of Science is considered a foundational work in the logic of scientific explanation.

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