Thomas Baldwin
Emeritus Professor

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I undertook both my MA and PhD at the University of Cambridge before taking lecturer roles at the Makerere University in Uganda and then the University of Cambridge. In 1995 I became Professor at the University of York. Between 2002-2004 I undertook a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship and in 2006-2007 I was made president of the Aristotelian Society. I have also held the position of Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. In 2014, I became an Emeritus Professor here in York.

University roles

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



My research interests are in the following areas: Moore, Russell and 20th century philosophy generally, including French and German philosophy; philosophy of language and of mind; bioethics.



  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy


  • Metaphysics

External activities

Editorial duties

  • Editor, Mind
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Contact details

Prof. Thomas Baldwin

Tel: 01904 323252