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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/vendor.htm Is Your College Ready to Tackle More than Sweatshops?]  ''Chronicle of Higher Education'', August 2, 2002, p. B16.
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** Reprinted in the ''National Association of Educational Buyers Journal'', December 2003, pp. 8-9.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/selfmod.htm Saving Machines From Themselves:  The Ethics of Deep Self-Modification], forthcoming in Georg Trogemann (editor), ''Essays on Self-Modifying Media''.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/dyson.htm Review of George Dyson, ''Darwin Among the Machines:  The Evolution of Global Intelligence''] (Perseus Books, 1997), the American Philosophical Association's [http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/publications/newsletters/computers.html ''Newletter on Philosophy and Computers''].
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* Articles on * [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/amdt.htm Amendment] (I.31-32), [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/civ-dis.htm Civil Disobedience] (I.110-113),[http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/paternal.htm Paternalism] (II.632-635), and [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/slfreflw.htm Self-Reference in Law] (II.790-792), in Christopher Berry Gray (ed.), Philosophy of Law:  An Encyclopedia, Garland Pub. Co., 1999. (Sorry for the condensed prose in these articles.  I had very little space in which to work.)
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cse.htm The Case of the Speluncean Explorers:  Nine New Opinions], Routledge, 1998.  Reprinted, with corrections, 2002.
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/csepref.htm Preface and Introduction], full text, 25k. 
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** My contract with Routledge prevents me from putting the rest of the text online.  However, I have put up a [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cse.htm page] of assignment ideas for teachers, errata, and other auxiliary content.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/infinity.htm Infinite Reflections] and its appendix, * [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/infapp.htm A Crash Course in the Mathematics of Infinite Sets], St. John's Review, XLIV, 2 (1998) 1-59.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/explode.htm Six Exploding Knots].  The English version is only available on the web.
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** This article has been translated into Dutch by Pieter van de Griend, "Zes Exploderende Knopen," Het Knoopeknauwertje, 9 (December 1997) 8-13.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/leglreas.htm Legal Reasoning After Post-Modern Critiques of Reason], Legal Writing, The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, 3 (1997) 21-50.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/bq.htm Question-Begging Under a Non-Foundational Model of Argument], Argumentation, 8 (1994) 241-50.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/dialog.htm A Year of Teaching with Dialog], Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, 93, 1 (Spring 1994) 123-26.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/endphilo.htm Is Philosophy Dead?] The Earlhamite, 112, 2 (Winter 1993) 12-14.
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** [http://www.philosophynews.com/notes/990720_peter_suber_is_philosophy_dead.htm Reprinted] (HTML version) at the [http://www.philosophynews.com/index.html Philosophy News Service], July 20, 1999.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/godel.htm 50 Years Later, The Questions Remain], Ellsworth American, August 27, 1992, Section I, p. 2.  (On Kurt G&ouml;del's trip to Blue Hill, Maine, in 1942.)
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/pc.htm Unsimplifying Political Correctness], The Earlhamite, 111, 2 (Spring 1992) 23-25.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/psaessay.htm The Paradox of Self-Amendment in American Constitutional Law], Stanford Literature Review, 7, 1-2 (Spring-Fall 1990) 53-78.  Essay-length synopsis of the book,  [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/psa/index.htm Paradox of Self-Amendment], below.
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** This essay has been translated into Portuguese by Fernando Borges Ara&uacute;jo, "O Paradoxo da Auto-Revis&#227;o no Direito Constitucional," Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, 31 (1990) 93-128. 
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/mason.htm Review of Jeff Mason, Philosophical Rhetoric:&nbsp;&nbsp;The Function of Indirection in Philosophical Writing], (Routledge, 1989), in Philosophy and Rhetoric, 23, 2 (1990) 136-141.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/psa/index.htm The Paradox of Self-Amendment:&nbsp;&nbsp;A Study of Logic, Law, Omnipotence, and Change], Peter Lang Publishing, 1990.
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** Full text in 28 files.  See the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/psa/index.htm Table of Contents].
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** The third Appendix contains [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/nomic.htm Nomic], full text, 39k. 
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** Also see the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/psaessay.htm essay-length synopsis] of the book, above (Stanford Literature Review, 1990).
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/fichte.htm A Case Study in ''Ad Hominem'' Arguments:&nbsp;&nbsp;Fichte's Science of Knowledge], Philosophy and Rhetoric, 23, 1 (1990) 12-42.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/freiburg.htm The Reflexivity of Change:&nbsp;&nbsp;The Case of Language Norms], Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 3, 2 (1989) 100-129.
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** This essay has been translated into German by Bertram Kienzle,
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"Die Reflexivit&auml;t des Wandels:&nbsp;&nbsp;Der Fall der Sprachnormen,"  in
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Bertram Kienzle and Helmut Pape (eds.), Dimensionen des Selbst:&nbsp;&nbsp;Selbstbewu&#223;tsein, Reflexivit&auml;t und die Bedingungen von Kommunikation, Suhrkamp Verlag, 1991, pp. 179-219. 
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/freibur2.htm Second thoughts].
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/software.htm What is Software?] Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2, 2 (1988) 89-119.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/analogy.htm Analogy Exercises for Teaching Legal Reasoning], Journal of Law and Education, 17, 1 (Winter 1988) 91-98.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/acessay.htm Population Changes and Constitutional Amendments:&nbsp;&nbsp;Federalism versus Democracy], University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 20, 2 (Winter 1987) 409-490.
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** Full text, article 82k, and four appendices, 54k, 29k, 33k, and 2k.
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/acessay2.htm Second thoughts], full text, 9k.
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* "A Bibliography of Works on Reflexivity," in Bartlett and Suber (1987), below, pp. 259-362. I'll put this online after I convert it from the ancient word processor in which it was written.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/rudeness.htm Logical Rudeness], in Bartlett and Suber (1987), below, pp. 41-67.
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* ''Self-Reference:&nbsp;&nbsp;Reflections on  Reflexivity'', Co-edited with Steven J. Bartlett.  Martinus Nijhoff, 1987.  (An interdisciplinary anthology of essays.)
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** I only plan to put my contributions to this volume online.  See previous two items.
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* GradeSheet:&nbsp;&nbsp;A Spreadsheet for Teachers, Sorcim/IUS Micro Software Inc., November 1984. I wrote this for CP/M machines. Let it rest in peace.
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* Nomic:&nbsp;&nbsp;A Game That Explores the Reflexivity of Law, Scientific American, 246, 6 (June 1982) 16-28.  A game with commentary embedded in column by Douglas R. Hofstadter.  Reprinted, sometimes in revised versions, in many languages and many media. 
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** [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/nomic.htm Full text], 39k.  This link is not to the version in Hofstadter's column but to the version of the game in my 1990 book, [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/psa/index.htm Paradox of Self-Amendment]. 
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** Also see my [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/nomic.htm Nomic page].
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/philstat.htm The Place of Philosophy in the Humanities:&nbsp;&nbsp;A Statistical Profile], Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, 55, 3 (February 1982) 417-23. (This was a print-only publication, and so far, I've only had time to rekey the abstract.)
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/sanctity.htm Against the Sanctity of Life]. An attempt to articulate and criticize the position underlying much of the "right-to-life" movement.  Some nuanced "pro-life" positions are compatible with this critique.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/antarcti.htm Antarctic expedition]. Log of my 1996 trip.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/bacc1.htm Becoming Free]. My baccalaureate address at Earlham College, June 1987.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/skept.htm Classical Skepticism]. An exposition of Pyrrhonian skepticism, based on the writings of Sextus Empiricus, with replies to common objections, and a sketch of how this form of skepticism evolved and mutated in western intellectual history.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/twitchell.htm Commonwealth v. Twitchell]. My HTML edition of the text of the appellate court opinions, 617 N.E.2d 609 (1993).  Lightly edited for non-lawyers.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/homofone.htm An English Homophone Dictionary]. At one time the largest on the web, but no longer updated.  Made in collaboration with A.L.P. Thorpe.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/synth.htm Geometry and Arithmetic Are Synthetic]. A defense of Kant's thesis using post-Kantian mathematics and logic. 
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/greece.htm Greece on the Atlantic]. An idle explication of the geographic isomorphism of Greece and the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/philindx.htm How To Use Philosopher's Index]. Instructions for using the hardcopy and electronic versions of this index, written for my students.  Most of the instructions for the electronic version only apply at Earlham.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/knotfast.htm Knot So Fast]. A proposal for regulating the world knot tying speed record.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/knotting/notate.htm Knot Tying Notation]. A "programming language" to record the steps in a knot tying method.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cube.htm The Inductive Game of Rubik's Cube]. A new and harder way to play Rubik's Cube, with some strategy tips.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/meta/topics.htm Metaphilosophical Topics]. A large, personal list of questions about the nature of philosophy.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/baudrate.htm Mind and Baud Rate]. Questions, speculations, and meditations on the relation between the speed of bit-switching and the emergence of intelligence and selfhood.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/mozert.htm Mozert v. Hawkins City Board of Education]. My HTML edition of the text of the Circuit Court opinions, 827 F.2d 1058 (1987).  Lightly edited for non-lawyers.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/logicsym.htm Notes on Logic Notation on the Web]. Tracking proposals and progress in getting support for logic notation into a future version of HTML, and methods for bypassing HTML.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/liber.htm The Paradox of Liberation]. Variations on the theme that one is not free until one freely chooses to become free.  I find traces of the theme in Kant, Dennett, and Mill, and show their strategies for preventing the claim from becoming a contradiction.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/ms.htm Personal Statement about Microsoft Windows] (6k) An appeal to OS developers to make it easy for Windows users to switch.  By a Windows user who wants to switch.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/begin.htm The Problem of Beginning]. A survey of the methods philosophers have used to justify their point of departure or avoid the need to justify it. 
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/911ann1.htm Reflections on 9/11, One Year Later]. Thoughts on our loss of freedom, and its simultaneous acceptance and denial in the name of patriotism.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/emerson.htm Self-Determination and Selfhood in Recent Legal Cases]. How U.S. courts decided a few headliner cases about self-determination and what theories of the human person they assumed.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/explode.htm Six Exploding Knots]. Six variations on slipped hitches that are especially easy to untie.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/argstages.htm Stages of Argument]. A description of four stages of sophistication in argument, for use by teachers and others who would benefit from a framework for the rapid diagnosis and evaluation of argument strategies.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/disobey.htm Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"]. An electronic version of Thoreau's text that I corrected by close comparison with Walter Harding's critical edition.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/transtip.htm Translation Tips for the Language of First Order Logic]. Rules and tips for translating from English into logical notation.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/bacc2.htm When We Leave Our Desks]. My baccalaureate address at Earlham College, June 1992.  An essay on metaphilosophy in disguise.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/wirewise/index.htm WireWise].  An occasional newsletter of tips for academic web users that I write with [http://www.earlham.edu/~liffeyt/alpp.html Liffey Thorpe].
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/re/women.htm Women Philosophers of the 17th and 18th Centuries].  Bibliographic notes for students in my course on 17th and 18th century philosophy.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~hum/handbook.html#argument A Word on Argument and Inquiry].  An appendix to the [http://www.earlham.edu/~hum/handbook.html handbook] for students in Earlham's Humanities Program.

Revision as of 16:28, 28 March 2014

This bibliography of my writings covers nearly all of my public or published pieces except my writings on open access. It includes books, journal articles, and preprints, and omits minor pieces like blog posts, listserv messages, letters to editors, presentation slides, and small web pages. I plan to keep it up to date. &#151; Peter Suber.

  • This version of the list consolidates and supersedes two earlier lists (one and two).
  • Suggested short URL for this page = bit.ly/suber-writings.
  • Search these writings. (Unfortunately this Google custom search engine is broken and I haven't been able to get any help from Google. If you have any ideas, please let me know.)

Most recent first.

  • Articles on * Amendment (I.31-32), Civil Disobedience (I.110-113),Paternalism (II.632-635), and Self-Reference in Law (II.790-792), in Christopher Berry Gray (ed.), Philosophy of Law:  An Encyclopedia, Garland Pub. Co., 1999. (Sorry for the condensed prose in these articles. I had very little space in which to work.)
  • Six Exploding Knots. The English version is only available on the web.
    • This article has been translated into Dutch by Pieter van de Griend, "Zes Exploderende Knopen," Het Knoopeknauwertje, 9 (December 1997) 8-13.

"Die Reflexivität des Wandels:  Der Fall der Sprachnormen," in Bertram Kienzle and Helmut Pape (eds.), Dimensionen des Selbst:  Selbstbewußtsein, Reflexivität und die Bedingungen von Kommunikation, Suhrkamp Verlag, 1991, pp. 179-219.

      • Full text, article 82k, and four appendices, 54k, 29k, 33k, and 2k.
      • Second thoughts, full text, 9k.
    • "A Bibliography of Works on Reflexivity," in Bartlett and Suber (1987), below, pp. 259-362. I'll put this online after I convert it from the ancient word processor in which it was written.
    • Self-Reference:  Reflections on Reflexivity, Co-edited with Steven J. Bartlett. Martinus Nijhoff, 1987. (An interdisciplinary anthology of essays.)
      • I only plan to put my contributions to this volume online. See previous two items.
    • GradeSheet:  A Spreadsheet for Teachers, Sorcim/IUS Micro Software Inc., November 1984. I wrote this for CP/M machines. Let it rest in peace.
    • Nomic:  A Game That Explores the Reflexivity of Law, Scientific American, 246, 6 (June 1982) 16-28. A game with commentary embedded in column by Douglas R. Hofstadter. Reprinted, sometimes in revised versions, in many languages and many media.
    • Against the Sanctity of Life. An attempt to articulate and criticize the position underlying much of the "right-to-life" movement. Some nuanced "pro-life" positions are compatible with this critique.
    • Becoming Free. My baccalaureate address at Earlham College, June 1987.
    • Classical Skepticism. An exposition of Pyrrhonian skepticism, based on the writings of Sextus Empiricus, with replies to common objections, and a sketch of how this form of skepticism evolved and mutated in western intellectual history.
    • Commonwealth v. Twitchell. My HTML edition of the text of the appellate court opinions, 617 N.E.2d 609 (1993). Lightly edited for non-lawyers.
    • Greece on the Atlantic. An idle explication of the geographic isomorphism of Greece and the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine.
    • How To Use Philosopher's Index. Instructions for using the hardcopy and electronic versions of this index, written for my students. Most of the instructions for the electronic version only apply at Earlham.
    • Knot So Fast. A proposal for regulating the world knot tying speed record.
    • Mind and Baud Rate. Questions, speculations, and meditations on the relation between the speed of bit-switching and the emergence of intelligence and selfhood.
    • The Paradox of Liberation. Variations on the theme that one is not free until one freely chooses to become free. I find traces of the theme in Kant, Dennett, and Mill, and show their strategies for preventing the claim from becoming a contradiction.
    • The Problem of Beginning. A survey of the methods philosophers have used to justify their point of departure or avoid the need to justify it.
    • Stages of Argument. A description of four stages of sophistication in argument, for use by teachers and others who would benefit from a framework for the rapid diagnosis and evaluation of argument strategies.
    • When We Leave Our Desks. My baccalaureate address at Earlham College, June 1992. An essay on metaphilosophy in disguise.