A. J. Baker

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A. J. (Jim) Baker (born 1923) is an Australian philosopher who is best known for systematising the realist philosophy of John Anderson.[1]

He studied under Anderson at Sydney University and has taught philosophy in Scotland, New Zealand, the United States and Australia. He was a prominent member of the Sydney Libertarians and the Sydney Push.[2] As of 2012, he continued to contribute occasional articles to The Sydney Realist.



  • Anderson's Social Philosophy: The Social Thought and Political Life of Professor John Anderson, Sydney: Angus and Robertson (1979)
  • Australian Realism: The Systematic Philosophy of John Anderson, Cambridge University Press (1986)
  • Social Pluralism: A Realistic Analysis, Wild and Woolley, Glebe NSW (1997).