Thomas Baker

Teaching Fellow

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 5.04, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code


  • Office Hours: Tuesday 16.00-17.00, in 5.01 DSB during term time (or by appointment)


I joined the philosophy department in Sept 2018. Before coming to Edinburgh I taught at University of Nottingham, where I completed my PhD in philosophy in 2015.

Research summary

My main area of research is at the intersection between philosophy of art and philosophy of mind. I am interested in how empirical findings and philosophical theorising on topics such as attention, empathy, introspection, and perception can inform debates in philosophical aesthetics.

I am also interested in certain intersecting topics in ethics and epistemology, such as the potential for moral learning from fiction and epistemic injustice in art discourse.

Baker, Thomas (2016) ‘Transparency, Olfaction and Aesthetics’,  Analysis 76(2): 121-130.