8R. Harrod to J. D. Woodruff, 5 July 1920 [a] , 
The exchange continues at 10 R. Harrod expounds his problems with H. B. W. Joseph: "I come to Oxford as a professed philosopher, and find my tutor so cunning indeed, but a man with whom I radically disagree." On the one hand, Harrod hopes that in becoming intimate with Joseph he would eventually "be able to imitate his cunning ways". On the other hand, he fears that he could "become devout", thereby severing the continuity of his own philosophy. Since "there is patently no way of weighing these pros and cons", Harrod concludes that he can only "trust to luck. Dont waste time". 
2. Harrod's disputes with Joseph as an undergraduate are described as follows by C. M. Bowra (Memories 1898-1939, 1966, p. 111):
Some episodes were later recollected in correspondence: see Joseph's letter 543 of 13 April 1936, [jump to page] .
- a. From the Princess Alice Memorial Hospital, Eastbourne, eight pages ALI, in DWP Folder 23.
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