Feedback on Graduate Students’ Work
When I was in graduate school, I remember how hard it was to get good feedback on my dissertation work. My advisor was great, but it was difficult to get feedback from others. I tried to send my work to other experts outside my department, and some of them were helpful. But for the most part, I had to work on my own.
Has anyone found a successful strategy for getting high quality feedback on their work while in graduate school?
Perhaps the web could be used to connect graduate students working in a certain area with philosophers who work in that area and might give them good feedback. For instance, I would be interested in knowing if any graduate students are working on the topics on which I do research (computation, computational theories of mind, concepts, first-person data), and I’d be happy to read and comment on their stuff.
Perhaps we could try an experiment here and see if any graduate students are looking for feedback, and if any outside faculty are prepared to offer it. If you are a graduate student working in philosophy of mind, psychology, or neuroscience, you are welcome to post a comment on what you are working on and whether you are interested in feedback. If you can post a link to where your work may be found online, it would be even better.