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April 26, 2013


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This is awesome.

I second Douglas. Thanks for passing this info on.

All of the options on the link require payment. The electronic versions aren't very expensive, but they're not free. So I don't see how this qualifies as open access.

Note that you can read the entire thing online for free, but to download it costs money.

David: where can you read the entire thing online for free?

I like the fact that the e-version of the book is so cheap. That is as it should be.


Click on the link in the post. Above the Description, Contents, Author, and Comment tab, there is box with a book icon and the words "Read Full Text Online." Click on that and you can read the entire book for free online.

On the linked page there is a button labeled "Read Full Text Online". It has an icon of an open book on it. That button takes you to, well, it takes you where you'd expect. For free.

Or just use this:

Thanks to David Velleman. It's the future. I'd like to see more established philosophers doing this - those who don't need the kudos of publishing with OUP etc, and whose books will be reviewed and sought out regardless...

I appreciate the fact that the full text is available to read online. But that's insufficient for open access.

Both the Berlin Declaration and Bethesda Statement specify that open access grants users "a free ... right of access to, and a license to copy" the work in question.

In addition, the Budapest Open Access Initiative explicitly includes "download" in its definition of open access.

Thanks for the useful information, Dan. Even if Velleman's book does not count as open access, I take it we agree it is a positive development.

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