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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/synth.htm Geometry and Arithmetic Are Synthetic], 2002. A defense of Kant's thesis using post-Kantian mathematics and logic.   
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/synth.htm Geometry and Arithmetic Are Synthetic], 2002. A defense of Kant's thesis using post-Kantian mathematics and logic.   
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** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4725028 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
  
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/selfmod.htm Saving Machines From Themselves:  The Ethics of Deep Self-Modification]. Written for Georg Trogemann (editor), ''Essays on Self-Modifying Media'', 2002. But the book project fell through and I posted my contribution online without peddling it elsewhere.
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/selfmod.htm Saving Machines From Themselves:  The Ethics of Deep Self-Modification]. Written for Georg Trogemann (editor), ''Essays on Self-Modifying Media'', 2002. But the book project fell through and I posted my contribution online without peddling it elsewhere.
  
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/911ann1.htm Reflections on 9/11, One Year Later], September, 2002. Thoughts on our loss of freedom, and its simultaneous acceptance and denial in the name of patriotism.
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/911ann1.htm Reflections on 9/11, One Year Later], September, 2002. Thoughts on our loss of freedom, and its simultaneous acceptance and denial in the name of patriotism.
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** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4732069 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
  
 
* [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.  
 
* [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.  
 
** Reprinted in the ''National Association of Educational Buyers Journal'', December 2003, pp. 8-9.
 
** Reprinted in the ''National Association of Educational Buyers Journal'', December 2003, pp. 8-9.
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** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3716801 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
  
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/knotting/notate.htm Knot Tying Notation], July 2002. A "programming language" to record the steps in a knot tying method.
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/knotting/notate.htm Knot Tying Notation], July 2002. A "programming language" to record the steps in a knot tying method.
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** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4727448 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
  
 
* [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 ''Newletter on Philosophy and Computers''.
 
* [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 ''Newletter on Philosophy and Computers''.
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* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/baudrate.htm Mind and Baud Rate], 1989. Questions, speculations, and meditations on the relation between the speed of bit-switching and the emergence of intelligence and selfhood.
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/baudrate.htm Mind and Baud Rate], 1989. 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://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4747485 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
  
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/software.htm What is Software?] ''Journal of Speculative Philosophy'', 2, 2 (1988) 89-119.
 
* [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/sanctity.htm Against the Sanctity of Life]. I wrote this article in the mid-1980s and put it online in 1996. 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.
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/sanctity.htm Against the Sanctity of Life]. I wrote this article in the mid-1980s and put it online in 1996. 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://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4725011 Copy] in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].
  
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cube.htm The Inductive Game of Rubik's Cube], 1985. A new and harder way to play Rubik's Cube, with some strategy tips.
 
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cube.htm The Inductive Game of Rubik's Cube], 1985. A new and harder way to play Rubik's Cube, with some strategy tips.

Revision as of 14:23, 29 March 2014

This bibliography covers nearly all of my public or published pieces on topics other than open access. It covers my work in philosophy and law (my academic fields), as well as some more personal and playful pieces not suitable for academic publishing. It includes formally published work as well as some work I wrote directly for the web. It includes books, journal articles, preprints, and self-published pieces. It omits course handouts and minor pieces like blog posts, listserv messages, letters to editors, presentation slides, and small web pages. I plan to keep it up to date, though I'm still trying to catch up by posting unposted pieces from years ago. — 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.
  • For my work on open access and scholarly communication, see my separate list of writings on open access.
  • For my courses and course handouts, see my separate list of courses.
  • My ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is 0000-0002-3577-2890. Most of the works below appeared before ORCID existed, and before I registered in October 2012. But I support ORCID and include my number here in order to make as easy as possible for anyone to associate it with my 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. (I apologize for the condensed prose in these articles. I had very little space in which to work.)
  • Stages of Argument, 2000. A description of four stages of sophistication in argument, for use by teachers who evaluate arguments and must communicate their evaluations in a way that helps the authors improve.
  • WireWise, April 1998 - April 1999. An occasional newsletter of tips for academic web users that I write with Liffey Thorpe.
  • Greece on the Atlantic, 1998. An idle explication of the geographic isomorphism of Greece and the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine.
  • Notes on Logic Notation on the Web, 1998. Tracking proposals and progress in getting support for logic notation into a future version of HTML, and methods for bypassing HTML.
  • Six Exploding Knots, 1997.
    • This article has been translated into Dutch by Pieter van de Griend, "Zes Exploderende Knopen," Het Knoopeknauwertje, 9 (December 1997) 8-13.
  • Knot So Fast, 1997. A proposal for regulating the world knot tying speed record.
  • Classical Skepticism, 1996. 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.
  • When We Leave Our Desks. My baccalaureate address at Earlham College, June 1992. An essay on metaphilosophy in disguise.
  • The Paradox of Liberation, 1992. 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 Reflexivity of Change:  The Case of Language Norms, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 3, 2 (1989) 100-129.
    • This essay has been translated into German by Bertram Kienzle, "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.
    • Second thoughts.
  • Mind and Baud Rate, 1989. Questions, speculations, and meditations on the relation between the speed of bit-switching and the emergence of intelligence and selfhood.
  • Becoming Free. My baccalaureate address at Earlham College, June 1987.
  • "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.
  • The Problem of Beginning. I wrote this article in the mid-1980's and put it online in December 2001. A survey of the methods philosophers have used to justify their point of departure or avoid the need to justify it.
  • Against the Sanctity of Life. I wrote this article in the mid-1980s and put it online in 1996. 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.
  • "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.