Confirmation and Word Count Update
I think I've finished my introduction and two chapters for my Confirmation of Status - just over 28,000 words including bibliography (almost as long as the M.Phil thesis I handed in two years ago!)
For the record, here are latest figures:
1 Democracy as Freedom and Equality: 8,349
2 Maximizing Arguments for Majority Rule: 11,422
3 Using Lotteries to Adjudicate between People: 9,682
4 Lottery-Voting Described: 11,467
5 Minimal Conditions of Social Choice: 19,418
6 Rationality: 9,557
7 Putting Lottery-Voting into Practice: 7,499 (this largely consists of material cut out of ch.4, but repeats some that's still in there)
Conclusion: 0 (yet)
Total: 82,605 (compared to the previous total)
It's chapters three and four I'm submitting, so they're pretty much finished. Chapter one is in a decent state, but two needs some work. Those four are available on WebLearn.
Five-through-seven are still very rough - just disorganized notes really, and even a bit repetitive - so they're not ready for the public yet. Still, it looks like it's the maximum word limit (100,000) rather than minimum (80,000) that will be troubling me!