Epistemology [ed: Brian Barnett]

This thread will be for discussions related to the Epistemology book of the Introduction to Philosophy open textbook series. See the full project summary.

Book Summary:
Please view the book outline for a full list of all the chapters.

How to participate:
We’re currently looking for chapter authors in this book.

Each chapter will be roughly 2500-2800 words. If you’d like to claim a chapter, check out the outline below, add your name, and comment to let us know which chapter you are interested in taking on.

Relevant Documents:
Book Outline – This doc gives an overview of the part and details each of the chapters to be written.
Chapter Assignments – Want to claim a chapter? Look at the chapters that need an author, and let us know in below, or in the volunteer thread.
Author Guide – Read this guide to find out more about what committing to author a chapter involves.

Team: @brian561 (book editor), @clhendricksbc (series editor), @zoe (Rebus project manager), @apurva … and you?

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Hello! I’m a professor of philosophy at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA. It looks like the “Epistemology, Gender, and Society” chapter doesn’t yet have an author. That’s my principal area of expertise within philosophy, and I might be interested in contributing that chapter. I’d love to talk further and see whether I might be a good fit for what you need. This would be my first contribution to an open textbook like this, and I’m not sure how this process works – what would be the next steps?


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Hi Monica,

Welcome, and thank you for your interest! I am happy to hear that this is your area of expertise and you might be interested in writing a chapter.

As for next steps, what we ask is that you send us a CV, and possibly a writing sample as well. Then if all looks good you would connect with the book editor for Epistemology (Brian Barnett) and discuss your thoughts on the chapter and go from there. We are somewhat flexible on timing, to work around people’s schedules, but ideally if we could have the chapter within about 6 weeks that would be good. But it’s not absolutely necessary that it would have to be done in that time.

After all the chapters are written, then the book goes through peer review and revision, and then goes into production.

Have you taken a look at our author guide yet? That provides further information about the book and broad guidelines for chapters.

Please let me know if you have any questions at this point, and if you would like to be considered for the chapter, please send me your CV: christina.hendricks@ubc.ca I will pass it on to the book editor, who is the one who ultimately makes the decision on chapter authors.

Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Christina Hendricks (series editor)