Letter: Self's philosophy

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Sir: John Walsh (Magazine, 3 May) thinks that Will Self "studied PPE by mistake", and that he's now "trying to write a series of Eng Lit essays saying `Is this good enough? Damn it, I should have done English.' "

As one of Will Self's philosophy tutors, I doubt this. The study of philosophy requires a great deal more imagination than the study of English literature, and I'd be surprised if Will Self - who wrote some thoroughly exotic essays - thought that he'd made the wrong choice.

GALEN STRAWSON

Jesus College, Oxford

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