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* My primary field is philosophy (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978). I'm also a non-practicing lawyer (J.D., Northwestern, 1982).
 
* My primary field is philosophy (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978). I'm also a non-practicing lawyer (J.D., Northwestern, 1982).
 
== Other current affiliations ==
 
 
* Current affiliations, other than the primary affiliations above (most recent first):
 
** Member of the [http://riojournal.com/board Advisory Board] of [http://riojournal.com/ Research Ideas and Outcomes] (RIO) <!-- Since sept 4, 2015 -->
 
** Member of the [http://oa-cooperative.org/participants.html Advisory Board] of the [http://oa-cooperative.org/ Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study] <!-- since 6/15/15 -->
 
** Member of the [http://blog.onerepo.net/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [http://onerepo.net/ OneRepo] <!-- since June 2015 -->
 
** Member of the [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap/advisory-board Advisory Board] of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP) <!-- since Oct 2014 -->
 
** Founding member of the [http://www.authorsalliance.org/ Authors Alliance] <!-- since May 21, 2014 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.share-research.org/about/our-team/joint-working-group/ Joint Working Group] of [http://www.arl.org/share SHared Access Research Ecosystem] (SHARE) <!-- member of technical working group since Nov 2013, which then merged with other working groups to become joint working group in Feb 2015 -->
 
** Member of the [http://about.scienceopen.com/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [https://www.scienceopen.com/ ScienceOpen] <!-- since Sept 20, 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/about/our-team/advisory-board-members/ Advisory Board] of [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ Knowledge Unlatched] (KU) <!-- since January 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [https://about.openlibhums.org/about/committees/academic-steering-advocacy-committee/ Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee] of the [http://www.openlibhums.org/ Open Library of Humanities] (OLH) <!-- since January 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/people/ Advisory Board] of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/ Open Syllabus Project] (OSP) <!-- since July 2012 -->
 
** Fellow at the [http://www.openforumacademy.org/ Openforum Academy] (OFA)
 
<!-- ** Director of the Harvard Open Access Project -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/c_6095/people Board] of [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/j_6/home Enabling Open Scholarship] (EOS) <!-- since 9/22/09 -->
 
** Member of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/announcement/view/5 Editorial Board] of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/index Journal of Scholarly and Research Communication] <!-- since 4/09 -->
 
** Member of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Editorial_Board Editorial Board] of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD) <!-- since 3/08 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&catid=56&Itemid=95 Steering Committee] of the [http://www.openoasis.org/ Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook] (OASIS) <!-- since 2/08 -->
 
** Member of the [https://okfn.org/about/advisory-council/ Advisory Council] of the [http://www.okfn.org/ Open Knowledge Foundation], and the [http://www.opendefinition.org/advisory-council/ Advisory Council] for its [http://opendefinition.org/ Open Definition] <!-- on advisory council since 11/07; officially announced February 15, 2008-->
 
** Member of the [http://openhumanitiespress.org/open-access-board.html OA Advisory Board] of [http://openhumanitiespress.org/ Open Humanities Press] <!-- since 10/8/06 -->
 
** Member of the New Knot Claims Assessment Committee of the [http://www.igkt.net/ International Guild of Knot Tyers]
 
** Research Professor of Philosophy at [http://www.earlham.edu/ Earlham College]
 
 
* Also:
 
** co-founder of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP), with Mercè Crosas, 2014
 
** co-developer of [http://bit.ly/tagteam-intro TagTeam], 2011
 
** founder of the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project] (HOAP), 2011
 
** founder of the [http://bit.ly/o-a-t-p Open Access Tracking Project] (OATP), 2009
 
** co-founder of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD), with Robin Peek, 2008
 
** co-founder of the [http://bit.ly/hoap-soar Societies and Open Access Research] (SOAR) project, with Caroline Sutton, 2007
 
** principal drafter of the [http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read Budapest Open Access Initiative] (February 2002) and the [http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations BOAI 10 year anniversary statement] (September 2012)
 
** creator of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomic Nomic], 1982
 
  
 
== Writings ==  
 
== Writings ==  
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* In my post-prof life, my interests center on policies and technologies that foster knowledge, especially those that foster the growth, sharing, use, and usefulness of knowledge. In addition to promoting these policies and technologies, I want to understand how the internet has changed research, scholarly communication, and education, how it ought to change them, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for research and education.
 
* In my post-prof life, my interests center on policies and technologies that foster knowledge, especially those that foster the growth, sharing, use, and usefulness of knowledge. In addition to promoting these policies and technologies, I want to understand how the internet has changed research, scholarly communication, and education, how it ought to change them, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for research and education.
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== Other current affiliations ==
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* Current affiliations, other than the primary affiliations above (most recent first):
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** Member of the [http://riojournal.com/board Advisory Board] of [http://riojournal.com/ Research Ideas and Outcomes] (RIO) <!-- Since sept 4, 2015 -->
 +
** Member of the [http://oa-cooperative.org/participants.html Advisory Board] of the [http://oa-cooperative.org/ Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study] <!-- since 6/15/15 -->
 +
** Member of the [http://blog.onerepo.net/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [http://onerepo.net/ OneRepo] <!-- since June 2015 -->
 +
** Member of the [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap/advisory-board Advisory Board] of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP) <!-- since Oct 2014 -->
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** Founding member of the [http://www.authorsalliance.org/ Authors Alliance] <!-- since May 21, 2014 -->
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** Member of the [http://www.share-research.org/about/our-team/joint-working-group/ Joint Working Group] of [http://www.arl.org/share SHared Access Research Ecosystem] (SHARE) <!-- member of technical working group since Nov 2013, which then merged with other working groups to become joint working group in Feb 2015 -->
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** Member of the [http://about.scienceopen.com/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [https://www.scienceopen.com/ ScienceOpen] <!-- since Sept 20, 2013 -->
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** Member of the [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/about/our-team/advisory-board-members/ Advisory Board] of [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ Knowledge Unlatched] (KU) <!-- since January 2013 -->
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** Member of the [https://about.openlibhums.org/about/committees/academic-steering-advocacy-committee/ Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee] of the [http://www.openlibhums.org/ Open Library of Humanities] (OLH) <!-- since January 2013 -->
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** Member of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/people/ Advisory Board] of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/ Open Syllabus Project] (OSP) <!-- since July 2012 -->
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** Fellow at the [http://www.openforumacademy.org/ Openforum Academy] (OFA)
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<!-- ** Director of the Harvard Open Access Project -->
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** Member of the [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/c_6095/people Board] of [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/j_6/home Enabling Open Scholarship] (EOS) <!-- since 9/22/09 -->
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** Member of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/announcement/view/5 Editorial Board] of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/index Journal of Scholarly and Research Communication] <!-- since 4/09 -->
 +
** Member of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Editorial_Board Editorial Board] of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD) <!-- since 3/08 -->
 +
** Member of the [http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&catid=56&Itemid=95 Steering Committee] of the [http://www.openoasis.org/ Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook] (OASIS) <!-- since 2/08 -->
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** Member of the [https://okfn.org/about/advisory-council/ Advisory Council] of the [http://www.okfn.org/ Open Knowledge Foundation], and the [http://www.opendefinition.org/advisory-council/ Advisory Council] for its [http://opendefinition.org/ Open Definition] <!-- on advisory council since 11/07; officially announced February 15, 2008-->
 +
** Member of the [http://openhumanitiespress.org/open-access-board.html OA Advisory Board] of [http://openhumanitiespress.org/ Open Humanities Press] <!-- since 10/8/06 -->
 +
** Member of the New Knot Claims Assessment Committee of the [http://www.igkt.net/ International Guild of Knot Tyers]
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** Research Professor of Philosophy at [http://www.earlham.edu/ Earlham College]
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* Also:
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** co-founder of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP), with Mercè Crosas, 2014
 +
** co-developer of [http://bit.ly/tagteam-intro TagTeam], 2011
 +
** founder of the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project] (HOAP), 2011
 +
** founder of the [http://bit.ly/o-a-t-p Open Access Tracking Project] (OATP), 2009
 +
** co-founder of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD), with Robin Peek, 2008
 +
** co-founder of the [http://bit.ly/hoap-soar Societies and Open Access Research] (SOAR) project, with Caroline Sutton, 2007
 +
** principal drafter of the [http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read Budapest Open Access Initiative] (February 2002) and the [http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations BOAI 10 year anniversary statement] (September 2012)
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** creator of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomic Nomic], 1982
  
 
== Background and past affiliations ==  
 
== Background and past affiliations ==  

Revision as of 18:10, 28 August 2016

This experimental, wiki-based home page has been my main home page since June 2013. If I decide that the experiment is a failure and shift to another page, I'll say so here and link to the new page.

My work

  • My primary field is philosophy (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978). I'm also a non-practicing lawyer (J.D., Northwestern, 1982).

Writings

 

My latest book is Knowledge Unbound (MIT Press, 2016). It's available in paperback, hardback, and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats).

 

My last book before that is Open Access (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats). I keep it alive with frequent updates and supplements. Choice named Open Access an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013.


  • Nearly all my publications are open access from my section of DASH (the Harvard open-access repository), my Earlham web site, a publisher's site, or some combination of these.
    • One kind of exception is an older, print-only publication for which I don't yet have a digital edition. Over the years I've gradually created digital editions where I didn't have them, and I'm nearly done.
    • Another kind of exception is a work for which I have a digital edition but not permission for open access. The only exception of this kind is The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions (Routledge, 1998). I published it before I started thinking hard about OA. I've asked Routledge to make the book OA, but it declined. I'm still willing to do so as soon as Routledge is. If Routledge doesn't make it OA while the book is still in print, then I'll make it OA as soon is it goes out of print and the rights revert to me.

Interests

  • When I was a teaching, publishing philosophy prof (c. 1982-2003), I specialized in the history of modern European philosophy, roughly from Montaigne to Nietzsche; Kant and German idealism; the history of western skepticism from Sextus Empiricus to the 20th century; epistemological and ethical issues related to skepticism, such as fictionalism, ideology, self-deception, and the ethics of belief; the logical, epistemological, ethical, and legal problems of self-reference; the metatheory of first-order logic; the ethics of paternalism, consent, and coercion; and the philosophy of law. I retain an interest in all these topics, and have since added some new ones: the connections between ancient Greek skepticism and Buddhism (via Pyrrho), the naturalization of ethics, and concepts of randomness.
  • In my post-prof life, my interests center on policies and technologies that foster knowledge, especially those that foster the growth, sharing, use, and usefulness of knowledge. In addition to promoting these policies and technologies, I want to understand how the internet has changed research, scholarly communication, and education, how it ought to change them, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for research and education.

Other current affiliations

Background and past affiliations

  • In May 2003 I gave up my position as a tenured, full professor of philosophy at Earlham College, where I had taught since 1982. I also taught computer science and law. I left my professorship in order to work full-time on open access to research, which I've done ever since. However, I'm still a research professor at Earlham and still work full-time in the academic universe.

Related pages

  • My entire Earlham web site, including my courses, blog archive, and many of my publications, is preserved and annually refreshed at a section within Harvard's H-Sites. H-Sites will soon preserve and mirror the wiki of the Harvard Open Access Project and my personal wiki containing this home page.

Contacting me

  • My primary email addresses are peter_suber@harvard.edu and peter.suber@gmail.com.
    • I also use <psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu>.
    • I no longer use <peters@earlham.edu> or <psuber@law.harvard.edu>. If you have them in your address book, please replace them with one of the above.
  • Email is the best way to reach me. If you don't want to go through the Office for Scholarly Communication (above), and want to contact me by phone, fax, snail mail, or some other way, then send me an email and I'll tell you how. If you tweet me a message, I probably won't see it.


"To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher."

     Pascal, Pensées.
     Trans. A.J. Krailsheimer, Penguin, 1966, §513