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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.
 
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.
 
* Suggested short URL for this page = [http://bit.ly/petersuber bit.ly/petersuber]
 
* Suggested short URL for this page = [http://bit.ly/petersuber bit.ly/petersuber]
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== General ==
 
== General ==
  
*I work for the free circulation of science and scholarship in every field and language. In practice that means research, writing, organizing, and pro bono consulting for [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm open access to research]. I wear several hats:
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* I work for the free circulation of science and scholarship in every field and language. In practice that means research, writing, organizing, and ''pro bono'' consulting for [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm open access to research]. I wear several hats:
 
** Director of the [http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication] (starting July 1, 2013)
 
** Director of the [http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication] (starting July 1, 2013)
 
** Director of the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project]
 
** Director of the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project]
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* 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.
 
* 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.
  
* My latest book is [http://bit.ly/oa-book ''Open Access''] (MIT Press, 2012), which includes an OA page of updates and supplements. Also see my other [http://bit.ly/oa-writings writings on open access], the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm backfile] of my newsletter (the SPARC Open Access Newsletter), and my [http://bit.ly/dash-suber publications] on deposit in the Harvard institutional repository.
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* Also see:
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** my [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm Earlham College home page]. This is still the best source for my courses and many of my publications.
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** my [https://plus.google.com/109377556796183035206/about Google+ profile].
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** my [http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3577-2890 ORCID profile]. My ORCID = 0000-0002-3577-2890.
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== Writing ==
  
* I [https://plus.google.com/109377556796183035206/posts blog at Google+].
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* My latest book is [http://bit.ly/oa-book ''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.
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* For my writings specifically about OA, see my other [http://bit.ly/oa-writings writings on open access], the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm backfile] of my newsletter (the ''Free Online Scholarship Newsletter'', March 2001 - September 2002, and ''SPARC Open Access Newsletter'', July 2003 - June 2013), and the archive of my old blog, [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html ''Open Access News''] (May 2002 - April 2010).  
  
* I formerly blogged at [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html ''Open Access News''] (May 2002 - April 2010). I formerly wrote the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm ''Free Online Scholarship Newsletter''] (March 2001 - September 2002) and [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm ''SPARC Open Access Newsletter''] (July 2003 - June 2013).
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* I believe that all of my publications (on OA, philosophy, and other topics) are OA, and all my OA publications are available from my [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/ Earlham home page] and/or my [http://bit.ly/dash-suber section] of [https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/dash/ DASH], the Harvard institutional repository.
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** ''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 had 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.
  
* Also see:
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* I [https://plus.google.com/109377556796183035206/posts blog at Google+].
** my [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm Earlham College home page]. Still the best source for my courses and many of my publications.
 
** my [https://plus.google.com/109377556796183035206/about Google+ profile].
 
** my [http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3577-2890 ORCID profile]. My ORCID = 0000-0002-3577-2890.
 
  
 
== Contacting me ==
 
== Contacting me ==

Revision as of 14:20, 21 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.

General

  • 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.

Writing

  • 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 writings specifically about OA, see my other writings on open access, the backfile of my newsletter (the Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, March 2001 - September 2002, and SPARC Open Access Newsletter, July 2003 - June 2013), and 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 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 had 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.

Contacting me

  • My primary email address is peter.suber@gmail.com.
    • I also use <psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu> and <psuber@law.harvard.edu>.
    • I can still receive mail at <peters@earlham.edu>, but I no longer use it. If you have it in your address book, please replace it with one of the above. I still subscribed 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.