Thomas Baldwin
Emeritus Professor



2014 - Emeritus Professor University of York
1995 - 2014 Professor University of York
  Deputy Chair Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
2006 - 2007 President Aristotelian Society
2002 - 2004 Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship  
  Lecturer University of Cambridge
  Lecturer Makerere University (Uganda)
  PhD University of Cambridge
  MA University of Cambridge

Departmental roles

  • Chair, Board of Studies of School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy



Research interests

Moore, Russell and 20th century philosophy generally, including French and German philosophy; philosophy of language and of mind; bioethics.


Selected publications


  • Reading Merleau-Ponty, London: Routledge, 2007
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings, London: Routledge, 2003
  • The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870-1945, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003
  • Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy in English since 1945 (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2001)

Articles and chapters

  • 'Rawls and Moral Psychology' in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 3 ed. R. Shafer-Landau, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2008; pp. 247-270
  • 'Presence, Truth and Authenticity' in Derrida’s Legacies eds. S. Glendinning & R. Eaglestone, Routledge, London 2008; pp. 107-17
  • 'Causation, Perception and Reference' Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CVII (2007) pp. 1-26
  • 'C. I. Lewis: pragmatism and analysis' in The Analytic Turn ed. M. Beaney, Routledge, London: 2007. pp. 178-95
  • 'Ethics and Patents for Genetic Diagnostic Tests' in Gene Patents and Public Health, ed. G. van Overwalle, Etablissements Emile Bruylant, Brussells, 2007. pp. 45-60
  • 'Speaking and Spoken Speech' in Reading Merleau-Ponty, ed. T. Baldwin, Routledge, London, 2007. pp. 87-103
  • 'The Normative Character of Belief' in Moore’s Paradox, eds. M. Green & J. N. Williams, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007 pp. 76-89
  • 'Philosophy of Language in the Twentieth Century', Oxford Handbook to Language, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006. 60-99
  • 'Moore’s rejection of ethical naturalism' Revue de Métaphyique et de Morale 3 (2006), 291-311
  • 'Keynes and ethics' in The Cambridge Companion to Keynes, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006. 237-56
  • 'The Indefinability of Good' The Journal of Value Inquiry 37 (2003) 313-328
  • 'Perception and Agency' in Agency and Self-Awareness edd. N. Eilan & J. Roessler Oxford: Clarendon 2003, 188-200
  • 'From Knowledge by Acquaintance to Knowledge by Causation' in Cambridge Companion to Russell ed. N. Griffin (Cambridge, 2002)
  • 'The Three Phases of Intuitionism' in Ethical Intuitionism: Re-evaluations ed. P. Stratton-Lake (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2002) 92-112
  • 'Kantian Modality' Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume LXXVI (2002) pp. 1 - 24
  • 'On Considering a Possible world as Actual' Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume LXXV (2001) pp. 157-174



  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy


  • Metaphysics

External activities

Editorial duties

  • Editor, Mind
Thomas Baldwin (c) Ian Martindale (

Contact details

Prof. Thomas Baldwin
Department of Philosophy
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 323252