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Current Debates in Philosophy of Science

In Honor of Roberto Torretti

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  • The first book in honor of Roberto Torretti’s contribution to the philosophy of science
  • Brings together contributions from an intl panel of specialists, including both leading and early-career scholars
  • Provides interdisciplinary approaches to Kantian studies in the philosophy of science, history and mathematics

Part of the book series: Synthese Library (SYLI, volume 477)

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About this book

This volume collects previously unpublished contributions to the philosophy of science. What brings them together is a twofold goal: first and foremost, celebrating the name of Roberto Torretti, whose works in this and other areas have had –and continue to have– a significant impact on the international philosophy of science community; and second, the desire of advancing novel perspectives on various issues in the philosophy of science broadly construed. Roberto Torretti has made substantial contributions to current debates in the history and philosophy of science, the general philosophy of science, and the philosophy of physics and geometry. Among his landmark contributions, we find his investigations in the history and philosophy of geometry, as well as his systematic studies of Einstein's relativity theory. This volume convenes leading philosophers and early-career scholars compiling a fine collection of chapters addressing recent debates on Kantian philosophy of science, the general philosophy of science, and the history and philosophy of physics and mathematics.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile, Ñuñoa, Chile

    Cristián Soto

About the editor

Dr. Cristián Soto is Associate Professor at the Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile, and Newton International Fellow for the British Academy, based at the CPNSS, LSE, UK. He earned his doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia (2016), developing a framework for a minimalist metaphysics of science. He has held visiting appointments at the Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, U.S.A.; the CPNSS, LSE, UK; the MCMP, LMU, Munich, Germany; and the Logos Research Group in Analytic Philosophy, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. In 2020, he was awarded a visiting fellowship at the Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., which had to be declined due to the COVID pandemic. He has published extensively on history and philosophy of laws of nature, metaphysics of science, and the scientific realism debate, with his current work at the LSE focusing on the intertwining of laws and the application of mathematics. He is a founding member and first president of the Sociedad Chilena de Filosofía de las Ciencias, and Director of the Grupo de Estudios de Filosofía de las Ciencias at the Universidad de Chile.

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