In a complete turn-around from The Last Post (that’s what it’s called), I’m working on an abstract for The Difference that Makes a Difference conference. (I sometimes think that the more decisively I make up my mind about something, the better the reasons I’ll soon find for rethinking the decision.)
Anyway, sliding back into academic ways, as I seem to be doing at the moment, and in the interests of scholarly openness, I’ve decided to put my dissertation online. I am not particularly proud of it, I procrastinated quite drastically then had insufficient time to do a proper job, and I shoehorned loads of only barely relevant ideas into it just because I’m so keen on them. Even so, it remains the best account yet of some of these ideas, so here it is, exposed for all to see (in theory, though I don’t expect that many will in practice).