Liverpool’s cuts have not been thought through

“It was with great sadness, and a considerable degree of anger, that I learned of plans by Liverpool University to close several of its departments. I was especially aggrieved to hear that politics and philosophy face the axe. Before entering politics I studied philosophy up to doctorate level, and as it happens received an MA in Philosophy from Liverpool University way back in the 1970s. People often say to me: ‘What’s the point in philosophy? Isn’t it just sitting around thinking?’ Yet as anybody who has studied the subject will know, ‘sitting around thinking’ brings all sorts of benefits …” (more)

[John Pugh, Mortarboard, 11 March]

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