Throwing caution to the wind, I’ve decided to publish selected markers’ comments on the MSc dissertation. I’m striving for a degree of balance, here, but I’m not claiming to have achieved it. There were two markers, who wrote about 3.5 sides of A4 paper between them. (“Selected” in the first sentence applies to the comments, not the markers.)
…a novel and highly original theory of consciousness and its relationship to empathy… Overall the last part of the dissertation was one big mess…
The dissertation is impressive, well written, and covers a lot of ground… The candidate’s position is bold, original, and cleverly defended. One disadvantage of the impressive sweep is that the dissertation covers too much ground… Despite this, the dissertation delivers a great deal of its promise.