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Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, The University of Melbourne

Dr Baron's 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.

Dr Baron is 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.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Australian Catholic University
  • 2018–2021
    Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Council
  • 2014–2020
    Lecturer, University of Western Australia


  • 2012 
    The University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2007 
    The University of Western Australia, BA Hons.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Timelessness in Physics and Philosophy
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Association of Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Metaphysics (220309)
  • Philosophy (2203)
  • History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields (2202)