Esteban Céspedes

Received his doctoral degree from Goethe University, Frankfurt. He works as a researcher at the Valparaíso Complex Systems Institute and at the Valparaíso University Philosophy Department, focused on topics related to the notions of context, emergence, representation and open system.

Present research projects
  • 2019-2021. FONDECYT N. 11180624, Open systems and representation. (main researcher).
  • 2018-2021. FONDECYT N. 1181414, Philosophy of economics. (co-researcher).
Recent publications (selection)
  • Céspedes, E. (2018/2019). Incommensurability, types of phenomena and relevant incompatibility. Cinta de Moebio.
  • Palacios, A., Escobar, M. & Céspedes, E. (2017). Is a Weak Notion of Representation not Compatible with a Contextualist and Enactivist Account of Perception? Constructivist Foundations.
  • Céspedes, E. (2015). A Defense of the Contrastive Theory of Causation. Crítica.
Current collaborative work
  • Complejidad efectiva (w/Miguel Fuentes, SFI).
    cf. Céspedes, E., & Fuentes, M. (2020). Effective complexity: In which sense is it informative?. Journal for General Philosophy of Science.
  • Causalidad contextual (w/Peter Baumann, Swarthmore College).
    cf. draft under review.