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I hate this week, and I want it to die.
It's Wednesday, and I have done nothing this week. Granted, I spent all of yesterday and most of today feeling sick and crappy, but this is really no excuse to not be getting things done. I have 5000 words to write in the next 6 days, and I have written none. All I have done is find out that about 3/4 of the material out there on this topic is unobtainable, and taken a few notes from the paltry bits of crap I was able to obtain.

I really really hate the sort of research that only involves looking up stuff other people wrote and repackaging it.

So, erm, yeah. 2500 words on why plants have rights (which is probably going to involve some analysis of why plants are moral agents...I don't think they are, but I guess I'll have to pretend, won't I?), and 2500 words talking about an essay some guy wrote about John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism"... *sigh*
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From: maidofuriel Date: Wednesday 17th March 2004 18.30 (UTC) (Link)

Thank God I'm a history major... ;-)


You should study Philosophy here at UD! :-O
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 17th March 2004 19.20 (UTC) (Link)
If they carry the journal Environmental Ethics, I might have to come this week. Seriously. Nearly every article on this topic was published in that journal, and WE DON'T HAVE IT! It's enough to make you want to jump off the library roof.
From: maidofuriel Date: Wednesday 17th March 2004 20.58 (UTC) (Link)

Online catalog says we've got it. And checked in even!
raditzsex From: raditzsex Date: Thursday 18th March 2004 08.39 (UTC) (Link)
You have to write an essay on an essay that was written about another essay? Suppose your essay is so good it's publishable -- will future students have to write essays on the essay you wrote about an essay that was written about another essay!? Where does it all end!!
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Thursday 18th March 2004 10.18 (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't end. If it ended, there'd be no challenge to getting a philosophy degree.
heyjana From: heyjana Date: Thursday 18th March 2004 08.41 (UTC) (Link)
An essay on plants having rights? I wouldn't want to be in your shoes...but I wouldn't mind reading it when you're finished. You should post it.
raditzsex From: raditzsex Date: Thursday 18th March 2004 09.25 (UTC) (Link)
I told her to do it. She had all these topics to choose from, and that one was the funniest. BLAME ME.

*goes to eat some baby spinach*
heyjana From: heyjana Date: Thursday 18th March 2004 12.31 (UTC) (Link)
Not the baby!! Murderer! ;o)
raditzsex From: raditzsex Date: Thursday 18th March 2004 16.30 (UTC) (Link)
Baby spinach and red onions! I'm an onion bigot and a baby-eater!
kodokuna From: kodokuna Date: Friday 19th March 2004 23.46 (UTC) (Link)

Sorry for the intrusion

I stumbled across your journal and couldn't help becoming interested after reading a few entries. I hope you don't mind if I comment, ne? I totally feel the same way about repackaging of previous people's writings for research. It seems so devious... or boring... or something. And assignments that have word minimums... gluuuh. I always go by the rule: write as much as you feel you need to make your point get through to the reader and if it falls short of the word minimum, just fill it in with extra adverbs and adjectives. Yesh... anywho, neat journal. Very interesting.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Saturday 20th March 2004 02.19 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sorry for the intrusion

No intrusion at all. I'm always glad to know someone finds what I write to be interesting. I'm still working on those essays... *growls in their general direction*
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