Here I offer a thesis. I work to develop an idea. I invite suggestions and criticisms from others with some understanding of the question I am trying to address.
This process might model the development of a thesis for a graduate degree. It starts with a sketchy idea and a direction. More questions than answers. I will be reading and following pointers which I receive here. I will update the statement of the thesis from time to time, as my comprehension of the subject improves and as I gain a better idea of how best to present the material. In the end I hope the statement of the thesis will present a novel body of work to the world, a work which stands credible, having been improved by criticism.