• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 134 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20102020
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Personal profile

Biography

Sam Baron is a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Western Australia. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney, in the Centre for Time. His research focuses on the nature of time, the nature of mathematics and the nature of philosophy itself. He has published widely in Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosopher’s Imprint, Philosophical Studies, Philosophical Quarterly and the Conversation. His undergraduate courses focus on teaching core life skills including: how to defeat your enemies with argument, how to communicate with scientists and how to travel through time.

Previous positions

University of Sydney (2013-2015) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Research

Philosophy of time, philosophy of mathematics, metaphilosophy

Keywords

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy Of Science
  • Philosophy Of Mathematics
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Philosophy Of Time
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mathematics

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realism Social Sciences
metaphysics Social Sciences
mathematics Social Sciences
fairness Social Sciences
science Social Sciences
justice Social Sciences
human being Social Sciences
philosophy of science Social Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 134 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 39 Article
  • 3 Chapter
1 Citation (Scopus)

Infinite lies and explanatory ties: idealization in phase transitions

Baron, S., May 2019, In : Synthese. 196, 5, p. 1939-1961 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

realism
philosophy of science
mathematics
commitment
science

Metaphysical Explanation: The Kitcher Picture

Baron, S. & Norton, J., 16 Jan 2019, In : Erkenntnis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asymmetry
Target
Relevance
Metaphysical
Scientific Explanation

Much ado about aboutness

Baron, S., Chua, R. M., Miller, K. & Norton, J., 18 Mar 2019, In : INQUIRY-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY. p. 1-29 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Do Not Revise Ockham's Razor Without Necessity

Baron, S. & Tallant, J., May 2018, In : Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 96, 3, p. 596-619

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ockham's Razor
Entity
Fundamental
Italics
Rendering

How to endure presentism

Baron, S., 21 Jun 2018, In : Inquiry (United Kingdom). p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endurantism
Presentism
Intrinsic
Compatibility
Persistence

Projects 2015 2020

Explanation in Science and Metaphysics: Bridging the Gap

Baron, S., Rubin, M., Asay, J., Jansson, L., Braddon-Mitchell, D., Colyvan, M., Miller, K., Tallant, J., Wilson, A. & Nolan, D.

University of Western Australia

1/01/1531/12/15

Project: Research