We must not underestimate the size of the market for works of this kind, for philosophy-fiction. Just as compulsory primary education created a market catered for by cheap dailies and weeklies, so the spread of secondary and latterly of tertiary education has created a large population of people, often with well-developed literary and scholarly tastes, who have been educated far beyond their capacity to undertake analytical thought.
There you have it, people, pure unadulterated 'Deogolwulf' in all his caustic splendour, the exact ... er ... ooops ... sorry ... my mistake ... actually that was the late Sir Peter Medawar, an absolutely terrific biology swot with a line in philosophy. So, 'they seek him here, they seek him there, they seek that damned Deogowulf everywhere' - but still with no success.
Oh well, back to "The Sun - We Love It"!