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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 9. 1967.

No Asian philosophy at Victoria

No Asian philosophy at Victoria

Sirs,—Mr. W. J. Hall, in his letter in your issue of June 30, makes the statement that "an Indian lecturer has just joined the Philosophy Department to teach Eastern philosophies." I should be glad if you would give me the opportunity to correct this.

Dr. Thakur, the lecturer referred to, has come to a per-fectly ordinary lectureship in Philosophy, under exactly the same conditions as any other lecturer in the Department. He was appointed simply because he was academically the best qualified of the applicants, and the fact that he Is an Indian had nothing whatever to do with it. Rightly or wrongly, the Philosophy Department has not had, and does not at present have, any plans for teaching Eastern philosophies.

G. E. Hughes.
(Professor of Philosophy)