Late Tuesday night I finally removed the albatross from around my neck and finished off my research paper, at long last putting the fall semester to bed. Over the last few weeks I posted excerpts here on the blog and appreciated the feedback. I’m grateful for the grace and patience afforded me by my PhD supervisor, who taught this course and allowed me to turn in a late paper. Hopefully it was worth the wait. The topic was “Why Beauty is not in the Eye of the Beholder: Making the Case for Normative Standards of Beauty,” and was one of six topics that the professor required be paper topics by someone in the course. I thought that topic sounded interesting and doable so I chose it. Of course it was much more difficult a job than I originally believed it would be. Nevertheless, it is finished and I did learn from the work.
A few of you have expressed interest in reading the finished product. I’m happy to email it to you if you want it.