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== Background and past affiliations ==  
 
== 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.
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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 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.
  
 
* Past affiliations (most recent first)
 
* Past affiliations (most recent first)
** Visiting Fellow at the [http://isp.law.yale.edu/ Information Society Project] (ISP) of [http://www.law.yale.edu/ Yale Law School].
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** Visiting Fellow at the [http://isp.law.yale.edu/ Information Society Project] (ISP) of [http://www.law.yale.edu/ Yale Law School]
** Member of the [http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/about_us/useradvisory_en.html Advisory Board] of [http://www.europeanlibrary.org/ The European Library].
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** Member of the [http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/about_us/useradvisory_en.html Advisory Board] of [http://www.europeanlibrary.org/ The European Library]
** Member of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_board Advisory Board] of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home Wikimedia Foundation].
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** Member of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_board Advisory Board] of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home Wikimedia Foundation]
** Editorial consultant to [http://noesis.evansville.edu/ Noesis: Philosophical Research Online].
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** Editorial consultant to [http://noesis.evansville.edu/ Noesis: Philosophical Research Online]
** Member of the Editorial Board of [http://ojs.gsu.edu/oar Open Access Research].
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** Member of the Editorial Board of [http://ojs.gsu.edu/oar Open Access Research]
** Member of the [http://tcfir.org/BOD.cfm Board of Directors] of [http://tcfir.org/ The Center For Internet Research].
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** Member of the [http://tcfir.org/BOD.cfm Board of Directors] of [http://tcfir.org/ The Center For Internet Research]
** Member of the Advisory Board of [http://www.journalreview.org/ JournalReview].
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** Member of the Advisory Board of [http://www.journalreview.org/ JournalReview]
** Member of the [http://www.textop.org/advisory_committee.html Advisory Committee] of the [http://www.textop.org/ Text Outline Project].
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** Member of the [http://www.textop.org/advisory_committee.html Advisory Committee] of the [http://www.textop.org/ Text Outline Project]
** Member of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/advisorygroup Advisory Group] of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/ Open Access to Knowledge Law Project].
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** Member of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/advisorygroup Advisory Group] of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/ Open Access to Knowledge Law Project]
** Member of the [http://eexplor.org/open-culture/scicomm Scientific Committee] of [http://eexplor.org/open-culture/ Open Culture].
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** Member of the [http://eexplor.org/open-culture/scicomm Scientific Committee] of [http://eexplor.org/open-culture/ Open Culture]
** Member of the [http://geodatacommons.umaine.edu/about.php?about=team Advisory Committee] of the [http://geodatacommons.umaine.edu/index.php Commons of Geographic Data].
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** Member of the [http://geodatacommons.umaine.edu/about.php?about=team Advisory Committee] of the [http://geodatacommons.umaine.edu/index.php Commons of Geographic Data]
** Member of the [http://science.creativecommons.org/literature/litwg Publishing Working Group] for [http://science.creativecommons.org/ Science Commons].
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** Member of the [http://science.creativecommons.org/literature/litwg Publishing Working Group] for [http://science.creativecommons.org/ Science Commons]
** Member of the [http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/editors.html Editorial Advisory Board] for the [http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/ book series on Open Access] published by [http://www.polimetrica.com/ Polimetrica].
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** Member of the [http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/editors.html Editorial Advisory Board] for the [http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/ book series on Open Access] published by [http://www.polimetrica.com/ Polimetrica]
** Member of the [http://www.academiccommons.org/about/current-board-members Advisory Board] of [http://www.academiccommons.org/ Academic Commons].
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** Member of the [http://www.academiccommons.org/about/current-board-members Advisory Board] of [http://www.academiccommons.org/ Academic Commons]
** Member of the [http://www.wsis-si.org/si-frame.html Steering Committee] of the [http://www.wsis-si.org/si-wg.html Scientific Information Working Group] of the U.N. [http://www.itu.int/wsis/ World Summit on the Information Society].
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** Member of the [http://www.wsis-si.org/si-frame.html Steering Committee] of the [http://www.wsis-si.org/si-wg.html Scientific Information Working Group] of the U.N. [http://www.itu.int/wsis/ World Summit on the Information Society]
** Member of the Advisory Board of the [http://www.info-commons.org/ Information Commons] of the [http://www.ala.org/ American Library Association].
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** Member of the Advisory Board of the [http://www.info-commons.org/ Information Commons] of the [http://www.ala.org/ American Library Association]
** Author of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm SPARC Open Access Newsletter] (SOAN).
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** Author of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm SPARC Open Access Newsletter] (SOAN)
** Author and editor of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html Open Access News blog] (OAN).
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** Author and editor of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html Open Access News blog] (OAN)
** Member of the Board of Directors of the [http://www.penbay.org/bagaduce.html Bagaduce Watershed Association].
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** Member of the Board of Directors of the [http://www.penbay.org/bagaduce.html Bagaduce Watershed Association]
** Member of the Board of Governors of the [http://www.icaap.org/ International Consortium For The Advancement of Academic Publication].
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** Member of the Board of Governors of the [http://www.icaap.org/ International Consortium For The Advancement of Academic Publication]
** Moderator of the [http://www.sparc.arl.org/publications/soan/ SPARC Open Access Forum] (SOAF).
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** Moderator of the [http://www.sparc.arl.org/publications/soan/ SPARC Open Access Forum] (SOAF)
** Moderator of the [http://threader.ecs.soton.ac.uk/lists/boaiforum/ BOAI Forum].
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** Moderator of the [http://threader.ecs.soton.ac.uk/lists/boaiforum/ BOAI Forum]
** Member of the Executive Committee of the [http://iacap.org/ International Association for Computing and Philosophy] and co-editor of its [http://iacap.org/library.htm Virtual Library of Philosophy].
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** Member of the Executive Committee of the [http://iacap.org/ International Association for Computing and Philosophy] and co-editor of its [http://iacap.org/library.htm Virtual Library of Philosophy]
** Senior Researcher at [http://noetic-labs.com Noetic Laboratories].
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** Senior Researcher at [http://noetic-labs.com Noetic Laboratories]
** Co-Editor of [http://noesis.evansville.edu Noesis:  Philosophical Research On-Line.
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** Co-Editor of [http://noesis.evansville.edu Noesis:  Philosophical Research On-Line
** General Editor of [http://hippias.evansville.edu Hippias, The Limited-Area Search Engine for Philosophy].
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** General Editor of [http://hippias.evansville.edu Hippias, The Limited-Area Search Engine for Philosophy]
  
 
== Contacting me ==
 
== Contacting me ==

Revision as of 21:04, 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.

General

Other current affiliations

Writings

  • My latest book is Open Access (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and at least eight OA editions (PDF, HTML, ePub, Mobi, Daisy, DjVu, plain text, and streaming). 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 many 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 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 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 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