Jan
15

Winter Progress

The past few weeks have been a busy one for my thesis! I am coming to the end of working on my chapter on the role of hands in “Janet’s Repentance.” This has been incredibly fun to write since this text is so rich in haptic imagery. I have traced the abusive hand of Robert…
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Dec
31

Honors Blog Post 9: Writing it up

Dec
31

Honors Blog Post 8: Modeling and Meetings

Over the past month I drafted a grant proposal to the Charles center to investigate an accompanying question to my study: what are the effects of temperature on mud snail mating? Determining the underlying mechanisms controlling mud snail laying may help to inform eelgrass restoration projects about the best time to transplant eelgrass. Additionally I…
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Dec
03

Month Five: Continued Reading

Throughout the semester I have been focusing on completing my bibliography. Due to the fact that my summer research required 24/7 ethnographic observation, and keeping up my fieldwork notes, I did not have much time to read books or articles on the subject over the summer. Thus, my first semester has involved rereading my field-notes…
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Nov
05

Why Should We Believe that Egoism is Self-Effacing?

Collective action dilemmas have always presented a problem for theories of rationality, but they seem to present a much greater problem for ethical egoism. The existence of collective action dilemmas shows that the actions which self-interest theories of rationality claim are justified lead to disastrous consequences when generalized, but the problem is worse for ethical…
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