Dr Sam Baron

BA (Hons) UWA PhD Sydney
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 0633
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Current projects

My present research focuses on the connection between key topics in the philosophy of mathematics concerning mathematical ontology, and topics in the philosophy of time concerning temporal ontology. A central focus of this research is the role of truthmaking and non-causal explanation in arguments both for and against particular ontological views. I'm currently investigating the role of non-causal explanation in the indispensability argument for the existence of mathematical objects, as well as timelessness in theories of quantum gravity and timelessness in metaphysics more generally.

In the media

Baron, S. “Explainer: the Fifth Dimension” (2011) in The Conversation

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2013). Characterizing Eternalism. In R. Ciuni, K. Miller, & G. Torrengo (Eds.), New Papers on the Present: Focus on Presentism, (pp. 31-65). Munich: Philosophia Verlag.

Journals

  • Baron, S. (2014). Can Indispensability-Driven Platonists Be (Serious) Presentists? (in press). Theoria: a Swedish journal of philosophy. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Causation sans Time (in press). American Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Baron, S., Miller, K., Norton, J. (2014). Groundless Truth. Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, 57(2), 175-195. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2014). Optimisation and mathematical explanation: doing the Levy Walk. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 191, 459-479. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Asay, J. (2014). The Hard Road to Presentism (in press). Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Baron, S. (2014). The Priority of the Now (in press). Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Baron, S. (2013). A Truthmaker Indispensability Argument. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 190, 2413-2427. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2013). Presentism, Truth and Supervenience. Ratio, 26(1), 3-18. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2013). Talking About the Past. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 78(3), 547-560. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2013). Tensed Supervenience: a No-Go for Presentism. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 51(3), 383-401. [More Information]
  • Asay, J., Baron, S. (2013). Unstable Truthmaking. Thought, 1(3), 230-238. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Copley-Coltheart, R., Majeed, R., Miller, K. (2013). What is a Negative Property? Philosophy, 88(1), 33-54. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2012). Presentism and Causation Revisited. Philosophical Papers, 41(1), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2011). Hard Truths. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 89(1), 187-188.
  • Baron, S., Evans, P., Miller, K. (2010). From Timeless Physical Theory to Timelessness. Humana.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13, 35-60.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Baron, S. (2011). Explainer: the fifth dimension. The Conversation (theconversatoin.edu.au).

2014

  • Baron, S. (2014). Can Indispensability-Driven Platonists Be (Serious) Presentists? (in press). Theoria: a Swedish journal of philosophy. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2014). Causation sans Time (in press). American Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Baron, S., Miller, K., Norton, J. (2014). Groundless Truth. Inquiry: an interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, 57(2), 175-195. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2014). Optimisation and mathematical explanation: doing the Levy Walk. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 191, 459-479. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Asay, J. (2014). The Hard Road to Presentism (in press). Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Baron, S. (2014). The Priority of the Now (in press). Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

2013

  • Baron, S. (2013). A Truthmaker Indispensability Argument. Synthese: an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science, 190, 2413-2427. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Miller, K. (2013). Characterizing Eternalism. In R. Ciuni, K. Miller, & G. Torrengo (Eds.), New Papers on the Present: Focus on Presentism, (pp. 31-65). Munich: Philosophia Verlag.
  • Baron, S. (2013). Presentism, Truth and Supervenience. Ratio, 26(1), 3-18. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2013). Talking About the Past. Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 78(3), 547-560. [More Information]
  • Baron, S. (2013). Tensed Supervenience: a No-Go for Presentism. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 51(3), 383-401. [More Information]
  • Asay, J., Baron, S. (2013). Unstable Truthmaking. Thought, 1(3), 230-238. [More Information]
  • Baron, S., Copley-Coltheart, R., Majeed, R., Miller, K. (2013). What is a Negative Property? Philosophy, 88(1), 33-54. [More Information]

2012

  • Baron, S. (2012). Presentism and Causation Revisited. Philosophical Papers, 41(1), 1-21. [More Information]

2011

  • Baron, S. (2011). Explainer: the fifth dimension. The Conversation (theconversatoin.edu.au).
  • Baron, S. (2011). Hard Truths. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 89(1), 187-188.

2010

  • Baron, S., Evans, P., Miller, K. (2010). From Timeless Physical Theory to Timelessness. Humana.Mente - Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13, 35-60.

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