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University of Southampton

PhD in Philosophy, supervised by Prof. Elselijn Kingma, as member of ERC-funded project Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy (BUMP).


Jesus College Oxford

MSt Women's Studies.


Selwyn College Cambridge

BA Hons Philosophy (Parts IA and IB) and Sociology (Part II)

Academic posts and visiting positions


University of Nottingham

Nottingham Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy


University of Oslo

Visiting Research Fellow


Czech Academy of Sciences

Postdoc in Interdisciplinary Research Lab for Bioethics (IRLaB)


Institute for Human Sciences Vienna

Jan Patočka Visiting Research Fellow


Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics, Jagiellonian University

Visiting Research Fellow


Baron, T., E. Svingen and R. Leyva (forthcoming) Surrogacy and Adoption: An Empirical Investigation of Public Moral Attitudes', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry [in press].

Baron, T. (forthcoming) ‘Pregnancy, pain and pathology: A reply to Smajdor and Räsänen’, Journal of Medical Ethics [in press].


Baron, T. & C. Cowley (2024) Philosophy of the Family: Ethics, Identity and Responsibility. Bloomsbury.


Baron, T. (2023) ‘Why-UD? Assessing the Requirement to Trial an Intrauterine Device as a Condition for Elective Sterilisation in Female Patients’. Journal of Medical Ethics. DOI: 10.1136/jme-2023-109264.

Dierckxsens, G. and T. Baron (2023). ‘Phenomenological Interview and Gender Dysphoria: A Third Pathway for Diagnosis and Treatment’. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: A Forum for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine, DOI: 10.1093/jmp/jhad039

Cornell, M. and T. Baron (2023) ‘The Law and Ethics of a Property Rights Approach to Frozen Embryo Disputes’. Legal Studies, 1–20. DOI: 10.1017/lst.2023.33.

Baron, T. (2023) 'Double-donor surrogacy and the intention to parent'. Bioethics. DOI: 10.1111/bioe.13204

Baron, T. (2023) 'Surrogacy and the fiction of medical necessity'. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180123000269


Baron, T. (2023) ‘Plod jako pacient, ‘Domácí porody’, and ‘Náhradní mateřství’ in Etika v Pediatrii a Neonatologii, eds. Chvílová Weberová M., J. Matějek & B. Steinlauf, Grada Publishing inc. 

Baron, T. (2023) The Philosopher’s Guide to Parenthood: Storks, Surrogates, and Stereotypes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Baron, T. ‘“Digital Suffragists: Women, the Web, and the Future of Democracy.” Marie Tessier, MIT Press, 2021.’ Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies 32, no. 1 (31 July 2022): 1–4.

Baron, T. (2022) ‘The Ethics of Parenthood’ in The Rowman and & Littlefield Handbook of Bioethics, eds. E. Di Nucci, J. Lee, & I. Wagner, pp.250-9. Rowman & Littlefield.


Baron, T. (2022) ‘Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition. By Jonathan Slack’. Teaching Philosophy 45(3), pp. 368–71. DOI: 10.5840/teachphil2022453167.

Baron, T. (2022) ‘COVID-19, care ethics, and vulnerability’ in Philosophical Perspectives on the Social Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic, ed. G. Schweiger, Springer.

Baron, T. (2021) ‘Ruth E. Groenhout, Care Ethics and Social Structures in Medicine.’ Journal of Moral Philosophy 18(6), pp. 663-665. DOI: 10.1163/17455243-18060004

Baron, T. & G. Dierckxsens (2021) ‘Defending two dilemmas.’ Journal of Medical Ethics, 48(9):639-640. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2021-107856.

Baron, T. & G. Dierckxsens (2021) ‘Two ethical dilemmas for the medical treatment of gender dysphoria in youth. Journal of Medical Ethics. 48(9): 603-607. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2021-107260.

Baron, T. (2021) ‘Moving forwards: A problem for full ectogenesis.’ Bioethics, 35:5, pp.407-413. DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12848.

Baron, T. (2020) ‘Gestationalism and the Rights of Adolescent Mothers’. Moral Philosophy and Politics 7(2): 239–54. DOI: 10.1515/mopp-2019-0045.

Baron, T. (2020) ‘A Lost Cause? Fundamental Problems for Causal Theories of Parenthood’. Bioethics 34(7): 664–70. DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12719.

Baron, T. (2019) ‘Nobody Puts Baby in the Container: The Foetal Container Model at Work in Medicine and Commercial Surrogacy’. Journal of Applied Philosophy 36(3): 491–505. DOI: 10.1111/japp.12336.

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