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little red hen

Posted by alexandra_k on September 16, 2022, at 21:37:22

so this isn't little red hen, it's something else...

when i said to people that i did not want a job in philosophy anymore.. That's what Tery said. And they allowed him to complete his PhD. that's right... He isn't going to be applying for Philosophy jobs. They can say that no local person has the willingness or ability to work the job so justify hiring a foreign person to do it... it didn't disarm them the way that he seemed able to disarm then, though.

maybe because they thought that working in a video store for minimum wage was something they could tolerate or bear because they could go 'snigger snigger snigger we are better than him and he did not make it'.

but when i said I wanted to become a medical doctor instead... that had the function of... it didn't disarm them... it made them bring out the nukes. 'you think you are better than us'. was the whole sort of thing, there. the reaction.

um... actually i'm not really into the whole hierarchy thing. the fact that i believe in equality rather than hierarchy is better, imho... but that's because i don't believe i'm better than you...


know what i did not hear from anybody...

i did not hear anybody say or go 'hey. i'm interested in doing that too... why don't we see if we can work together and help both of us get to do that.'

nobody said that...

they just decided to prove to me that since i thought i was better than them that makes me worse...

i don't get to have a phd in philosophy because i need to find some job as a cleaner or similar in their mind...

i think they quite liked me serving them food when i worked at university house... they liked the idea that i would be someone they would employ to do the catering for their party party parties. if i didn't wnat to party with them then i could serve tehm. right?

they trusted me... that no matter how badly they treated me... i wouldn't poison their food.

but they did not want me to become medical doctor.

go figure.

it's not little red hen... it's something else...


Re: little red hen

Posted by alexandra_k on September 16, 2022, at 21:42:08

In reply to little red hen, posted by alexandra_k on September 16, 2022, at 21:37:22

what am i thinking? i'm getting them muddled up...

who will help me plant the corn?
who will help me water the corn?
who will help me harvest the corn?
who wants to eat the bread?

who wants access to medical care?

who will let me plant the corn?

who will steal the bread?

how much will they pay for medical care?

more than they were paid to supervise my thesis?


Re: little red hen

Posted by alexandra_k on September 16, 2022, at 21:48:18

In reply to Re: little red hen, posted by alexandra_k on September 16, 2022, at 21:42:08

hey, don't worry. i'm sure you can rely on the people on your pay-roll to do their job the way that you did the job for which you were paid.

check your email outbox for the 'supervision' that was supplied to me.

i'm sure you know how much money the australian government paid the philosophy programme (and how much salary you earned yourself) to supervise your PhD research students.

check how many emails that were 'supervision' were sent to me over a period of.. how many years of funding you claimed for having me enrolled as your student.

i bet less than 10. over the entirety of my enrolment.

you will find various writings in your work email inbox including a thesis of more than 100,000 words.

what comments did you make on my work?

i think you might find 2 lots of comments on shorter pieces of around 10,000 words. the nature of the comments were comments like 'you need to read this particular book'. what am i supposed to do with a comment like that when it comes to me making concrete changes to the writing i gave you before you send it out to externals.

when did you say to me when you needed me to give you work by? when did you supply a deadline on me giving you chapter, or the whole? I mean to say, when did you indicate to me that you needed to see my work by in order for me to progress normally standardsly or typically through the degree?

what did they pay you for?

don't worry.. i'm sure that when you get sick there will be only the very very best medical care for you. i'm sure that the person on payroll to care for the sick will be paid to care for you.

just deserts.

that's what you want -- right?

t*t for tat. with an initial bias of assuming reciprocal altruism. i start of altruistic (giving you work) and you refuse to do the job for which you are paid.



Re: little red hen

Posted by alexandra_k on September 16, 2022, at 22:04:10

In reply to Re: little red hen, posted by alexandra_k on September 16, 2022, at 21:48:18

the best sense to be made is that others are passing my work off as their own.

early on...

i posted writing that i had done up here on these webpages.

writing on dissociative identity disorder and the nature of the self.

dr bob invited some guy from Harvard along to discuss things with people on the psychology board.

I think i remember pressing him quite hard on a point... Anyway...

i self published on my website. yeah.

i did not post anything here that i did not present (previously) at various conferences. i have posted the conference proceedings (i kept powerpoints and written versions of my work) on my website. so that if people have stolen it, or whatever, people can prove that.

i think that is the way of it, now.

i think that is what is happening with Turnitin. I imagine that people on payroll as profesors in teh Ivy League are passing off undergraduates work as their own (are getting credit for it in the journals and the like) and are probably presenting it at conferences, too. Then they just make sure the student is failed out of the University at teh first opportunity. I guess that would be how it would go.

I think likely the journal editors do that, too. They get submissions from junior people and they take from tehm and then give teh submissions to more senior people at different universiteis. They delay things until the studnets who wrote it are flunked out so they are less likely to disover that someone else has published their work and claimed it as their own.

I guess sometimes it is to silence people for political reasons. But I would imagine that when a whole field turns (as philosophy has) that there is something more going on...

I guess it is also at least partly the case that most peole are, shall we say, more 'adaptive' or able to play a game. Other people are better able than me to bite their tongues...

I am impressed, often, by how well CohhCarnage demonstrates (at times) how he was able to bite his tongue when he was working in IT support when people were being rude to him and the problem had more to do with their own stupidity. That kind of thing...

I think that a lot of academics are frustrated and unhappy with the present state of academia but they are better at biting their tongues and they are sort of biding their time hoping that things will change (genuinely) but are actually not wanting to make waves because they have dependents. Sometimes even of legal depenency age...

So they keep their mouths shut when it comes to administration.

I don't know how much control academics have over grades or whatever anymore in the face of administration.

I have evidence that Kim Sterelny was responsible for efforts to undermine my recent enrolment with ANU. He refused to suply me with a reference -- their admin informed me of that and asked me if there was someone else I wanted to ask. He supplied admin with information (about my submission date) but he did not supply me with that same information (he just told me to keep working if he bothered speaking to me or emailing me at all).

Well. So. There is my answer there.

He used to say about how the reputation of the ANU always depended on one or two 'superstars' That is how they would put it. Certain academics had rock-star status. So.. Dave Chalmers went to NYU. Not entirely sure why... I mean to say, I don't know why he was at ANU for however many years. He had the centre for excellence centre for consciousness. But then they took it away and he left for the US. I don't know the order of events. If he left because the Australian Government stopped funding the research centre or if he got offers from the US.. I don't know...

Anyway... So then they were making various offers to various people... And Schaffer came along with his former studnet... Who he went on to marry... They both came for a while as part of legitimising their relationship or something and then they both ended up back somewhere in the US both on payroll I think...

And he wouldnd't sign off on his Irish student for quite soem time if ever... She was workign really hard on her thesis while he was overseas not really supervising. Then he comes back and she gives her midterm and he totally trashed it in front of everone. He went on about how everything was wrong and it was all garbage.

And Sterelny's eyes lit up with possibility or potential. I suppose.


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