I am in the middle of completing my PhD in Philosophy. The structure of my thesis has been agreed with my supervisor - I will have six chapters, so far they are averaging 30 A4 pages each. That is 180 A4 pages, giving around 36,000 words. I was under the impression that a lot of PhDs required around 80,000 words. My supervisor has never commented that I need to write more with any draft chapter I have submitted.
Does anyone have any thoughts or experiences like this?
I would be grateful for any comments.