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 conduct research. I have written on epistemology, on the philosophy of mind, and on ethics. I am currently working on Verstehen from the perspective of analytic philosophy. I live in London.

I often give talks on philosophical topics. I am always happy to give talks, at philosophical societies, colleges, schools, cultural venues, book groups, and elsewhere.

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

You can e-mail me on rbphilo [at]


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