9. About this paper and the author
submitted to the
April 24, 2000
I hereby declare that I am the sole author of this thesis.
I would like to thank my advisor Professor Harman for all the guidance and helpful comments and criticism he gave me over this past year, as well as for listening patiently to some rather half-baked ideas, and for encouraging me (since the beginning of October) to just write.
Less obvious debts are owed to: Adele Auxier, for many thought-provoking conversations tangentially related to this thesis; Maggie Heineman, for showing me the power of dialogue; Debbie Boyce, for her support and countless random acts of kindness; Mea Cook, for doing this all a year ahead of me so that I knew what to do and not to do; and, of course, my parents, whose love, encouragement, and care packages saw me through to completion.