Philosophers don’t think much of university staff cuts

Australia“I think, therefore I am, but, if you are a philosopher at Melbourne University, maybe you are just not. Philosophers aren’t known for kicking up a fuss; they would much rather be in cafes discussing the meaning of … well, everything. Yesterday the country’s deep thinkers banded together to blast Melbourne University for halving its philosophy school. They blame the prestigious school’s steep fall in the world rankings squarely on the staff departures …” (more)

[Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 10 July]

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