I am writing the foundations chapter of my thesis. I think I came up with an original conceptualization of the matter that I haven't read anywhere before. Since a foundations chapter is usually more a survey, I'd like to highlight that fact. How can I phrase this?
A came up with two options:
The following conceptualization represents the author's individual perspective on the topic.
Isn't that somehow the case for every part of a thesis? Also sounds like a disclaimer.
In this section, a novel conceptualization of the topic is introduced.
Maybe better. Or should I simply put it somewhere else, where the fact that I consider it to be a contribution becomes more apparent from the context (location in the thesis)?