Sam Baron

PHILOSOPHY

I am currently associate professor of philosophy at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy, at the ACU in Melbourne. My research lies focuses on the metaphysics of science. I'm currently investigating the nature of mathematical explanation and its implications for the existence of mathematical objects, as well as the emergence of spacetime within theories of quantum gravity.

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

My text book with Kristie Miller is available now from Polity Press. The book is designed around courses that Kristie and I have taught at the University of Western Australia and the University of Sydney. Each chapter gets progressively harder, and so the book can be used as both an undergraduate text and a postgraduate guide.

Available here.

Table of Contents
Introduction
1 Dynamic and Static Theories of Time
2 The Passage of Time
3 The Experience of Time
4 Time and Physics
5 Temporal Asymmetries
6 Time and Causation
7 Persistence Through Time
8 The Paradoxes of Time Travel
Conclusion