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** my [ Berkman Center profile].
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** my [ Earlham College home page].
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** my [ Google profile].
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** my [ ORCID profile]. My ORCID = 0000-0002-3577-2890.
** my [ ORCID profile]. My ORCID = 0000-0002-3577-2890.

Revision as of 15:57, 30 June 2013

This is an experiment in a wiki-based home page. For now, it's my main home page. If I ever decide the experiment is a failure, and shift to another page, I'll say so here and link to the new page.


Other current affiliations


  • My latest book is Open Access (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and four OA editions (PDF, HTML, ePub, and Mobi). I keep it alive with frequent updates and supplements, and will soon release my own OA edition integrating the published text with the updates and supplements.
  • For my other writings about OA, see:
    • the bibliography of my writings on open access
    • the backfile of my newsletter (Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, March 2001 - September 2002, and SPARC Open Access Newsletter, July 2003 - June 2013)
    • the archive of my old blog, Open Access News (May 2002 - April 2010)
  • I believe that all of my publications (on OA, philosophy, and other topics) are OA, and that all my OA publications are available from my Earlham home page and/or my section of DASH, the Harvard institutional repository.
    • Believe? Don't I know? I'm still trying to figure this out. All my publications since I started thinking about OA in the late 1990's are OA. All my publications from before that for which I have digital copies are now OA. For a while there were a few for which I didn't have digital copies, and I tried to find or create digital copies. I believe I've succeeded.
  • My entire Earlham web site, including my courses, blog archive, and most of my publications, is preserved and annually refreshed at a section within Harvard's H-Sites.

Background and past affiliations

  • Until May 2003 I was a professor of philosophy at Earlham College, where I had taught since 1982. I also taught computer science and law. Although I have left full-time teaching, I am still a research professor at Earlham and still work full-time in the academic universe. My philosophical interests (formerly, my teaching interests) lie chiefly in the history of modern European philosophy, roughly from Montaigne to Nietzsche; Kant and Hegel; 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 liberty, paternalism, consent, and coercion; criminal law and tort law; and the philosophy of law. My current interests center around policies and technologies that foster research. Apart from the active promotion these policies and technologies, I'm interested in understanding how the internet has changed research and scholarly communication, how it ought to change them, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for the creation and sharing of knowledge.

Contacting me

  • My primary email address is
    • I also use <> and <>.
    • I can still receive mail at <>, but I no longer use it. If you have it in your address book, please replace it with one of the above. I still subscribe to some long-standing discussion forums under that address, but I'm gradually updating my subscriptions.
  • Email is the best way to reach me. To contact me by phone, fax, snail mail, or some other way, send me an email and I'll send you the number or address. 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