Dr. Dan Baras


Academic positionPost Doc
Research fieldsTheoretical Philosophy,Practical Philosophy
KeywordsEpistemic Principles, Epistemic Grounding, Epistemic Rationality, Explanations in Epistemology

Current contact address

InstitutionHebrew University of Jerusalem
InstituteThe Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Christian ListMunich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München
Prof. Dr. Barbara VetterInstitut für Philosophie, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin


2021Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme for Experienced Researchers

Publications (partial selection)

2021Baras, Dan: {A Moral Argument Against Absolute Authority of the Torah}. In: Sophia, 60, 2021, 307--329
2021Baras, Dan: {How can necessary facts call for explanation?}. In: Synthese, 198, 2021, 11607--11624
2021Clarke‐Doane, Justin and Baras, Dan: {Modal Security}. In: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 102, 2021, 162--183
2021Baras, Dan and Na'aman, Oded: {What Makes Something Surprising?}. In: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2021,
2020Baras, Dan: {A strike against a striking principle}. In: Philosophical Studies, 177, 2020, 1501--1514
2020Baras, Dan and Shenker, Orly: {Calling for explanation: the case of the thermodynamic past state}. In: European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 10, 2020, 36
2020Baras, Dan: {No need to get up from the armchair (if you're interested in debunking arguments in metaethics)}. In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 23, 2020, 575--590
2019Baras, Dan: {How Close Are Impossible Worlds? A Critique of Brogaard and Salerno's Account of Counterpossibles}. In: dialectica, 73, 2019, 315--329
2019Baras, Dan: {Why Do Certain States of Affairs Call Out for Explanation? A Critique of Two Horwichian Accounts}. In: Philosophia, 47, 2019, 1405--1419
2018Baras, Dan: {The Explanatory Challenge: Moral Realism Is No Better Than Theism}. In: European Journal of Philosophy, 26, 2018, 368--389
2017Baras, Dan: {A reliability challenge to theistic Platonism}. In: Analysis, 77, 2017, 479--487
2017Baras, Dan: {Our Reliability is in Principle Explainable}. In: Episteme, 14, 2017, 197--211
2015Baras, Dan: {Review: Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 7}. In: Journal of Moral Philosophy, 12, 2015, 359--362
2012Baras, Dan: {Review: The New Intuitionism}. In: Metapsychology Online Reviews, 16, 2012,