I am assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Western Australia and, until 2015, postdoctoral fellow in Philosophy at the University of Sydney. 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.
I am a member of the Centre for Time, on the Templeton Foundation Grant "New Agendas for the Study of Time".
I am the convener of the UWA Philosophy Society seminar series, schedule here.
I am an editor at Philpapers for the following categories:
I am fond of collaborating. If you have an idea for a collaborative project, e-mail me.
I can be contacted at:
samuel dot thomas dot baron at gmail dot com
samuel dot baron at sydney dot edu dot au
samuel dot baron at uwa dot edu  dot  au