New tidings: I successfully defended the dissertation yesterday and CIIS has kindly provided me with a video recording of the proceedings, which I offer below to anyone who has interest:
Brief tidings of this slated defense, by me, of a dissertation titled The Redemption of Thinking. It is a “sub-Corona” defense. That is to say that the disputation has been shunted to the internet, like all other public gatherings under the shadow of the Crown. “1:30 PM” means “1:30 PM Pacific Time,” which is seven hours after Greenwich Mean during Daylight Savings.* I am in Alaska so it is 12:30, thus transposed. If my calculations are incorrect, then please forgive me but formost pity me because I will be absent for my own defense. One would hope that a doctoral candidate could perform simple arithmetic functions, and maybe he can, but it is a doctorate in Philosophy after all, and moreover we find ourselves in strange times. In any case, anyone with interest is invited to attend, and it is possible that a recording of the proceedings will be available after the fact.