Sam Baron


I am associate professor of philosophy at the University of Melbourne.  My research focuses on the metaphysics and epistemology of science. I'm currently investigating:

(i) The nature of mathematical explanation and its implications for the existence of mathematical objects.

(ii) The emergence of spacetime within theories of quantum gravity.


(iii) The nature of explainable AI and its implications for scientific epistemology, and fairness.

My research is currently supported by an ARC Discovery Early Career Fellowship (DE180100414) and an ARC Discovery Project (DP180100105). 

I moonlight as a producer for the ABC's Philosopher's Zone.

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I am strongly committed to making philosophy an inclusive space for all. I am committed to increasing the representation of minorities within philosophy. I am committed to eliminating homophobia, misogyny, racism and transphobia from Australia and from the Australian philosophical landscape.

I stand with all LGBTQIA+ persons everywhere.