I am a philosopher of science working on metaphysics of science, laws of nature, philosophy of mathematics (indispensability arguments), scientific realism, empiricism, scientific pluralism, and early-modern HPS. 


I earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia (2016), under the supervision of Howard Sankey and Dana Goswick. At present, I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile.

Over September-December 2020, I will hold a Visiting Fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. I have also held visiting fellowships at the Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, U.S.A; the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU, Germany; and the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences, London School of Economics and Political Science, England.

I serve as president of the Chilean Society for the Philosophy of Science, director of the MA in Philosophy at the Universidad de Chile, and director of the Grupo de Estudios de Filosofía de las Ciencias at the Universidad de Chile.

I am keen on starting new collaborations. Please do not hesitate to contact me at cssotto@uchile.cl. Full contact details and further information is available on my summary CV.

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