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    Dr. Carlos Isler studied law and philosophy, and then he got a Ph.D. in Law in 2015 at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in 2023. Since 2006, he has taught several courses and done research on subjects related to philosophy of law, ethics and political philosophy at various universities in Chile. He has received scholarships from various institutions such as DAAD, Campus France, U.S. State Department, Amexcid and Conicyt.


    Carlos Isler teaches philosophical foundations of law and professional ethics at the Law School of Universidad San Sebastián

    Research interests

    His main lines of research are the philosophical foundations of human rights, the relationship between law and morality, the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Aquinas and Francisco de Vitoria, and the contemporary reception of the philosophy of Aquinas. He was in charge of the Fondecyt de Iniciación 11150285 research project, entitled "The philosophical foundations of contract theory in Thomas Hobbes" (2015-2017)

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Filosofía, University of Bonn

    … → 2023

    PhD, Derecho, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    … → 2015

    Bachelor, Licenciado en Filosofía, Universidad de los Andes Chile

    … → 2010

    Master, Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

    … → 2007

    Bachelor, Licenciado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Universidad Austral de Chile

    … → 2003

    External positions

    Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago, Chile



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