Larry Sanger

Co-Founder, Wikipedia

Larry Sanger is a philosopher, the co-founder of Wikipedia, and the founder of Citizendium. He has been involved with various online encyclopedia projects. He is the former editor-in-chief of Nupedia, chief organizer (2001–2002) of its successor, Wikipedia, and founding editor-in-chief of Citizendium. From his position at Nupedia, he assembled the process for article development. Sanger proposed implementing a wiki, which led directly to the creation of Wikipedia.

He is currently working on developing educational projects for individuals behind WatchKnow and is designing a program to teach children how to read. He started blogging on various subjects, especially baby reading. He also works part-time as a writer, speaker, and consultant on the topic of collaborative online communities.
Sanger received a B.A. in philosophy from Reed College in 1991 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Ohio State University in 2000. Most of his philosophical work has focused on epistemology, the theory of knowledge.

 

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