10 Replies to “Velleman publishes open access book

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bruno,
    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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.
    http://oa.mpg.de/lang/en-uk/berlin-prozess/berliner-erklarung/
    http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/bethesda.htm
    In addition, the Budapest Open Access Initiative explicitly includes “download” in its definition of open access.
    http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/openaccess/read

  6. 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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