Richard Baron

About me

I read philosophy and history at the University of Cambridge in the late 1970s. I then worked as a tax policy adviser, while continuing my philosophical work. From 2006 to 2011, I taught philosophy to adults.

I now concentrate on writing. My main area of work is epistemology, but I have also written on the philosophy of mind and on ethics. I live in Cambridge.

I am always happy to give talks at philosophical societies, colleges, schools, book groups, and other venues.

I also speak at tax conferences, on ethical issues connected with taxation.

If you would like to contact me, please see the contact page.


Accounts and Reality

Confidence in Claims

Deliberation and Reason

Epistemic Respectability in History

Projects and Values

Other writings



Blog (external site)


Course Notes

Institutes, Societies and Events

Internet Resources in Philosophy

Resources for Authors

Software Resources