By Patrick Stokes, Deakin University
And so now we officially know: philosophy is a waste.
How can we be sure? Because Coalition spokesman for scrutiny of government waste Jamie Briggs has promised an Abbott government would get rid of “those ridiculous research grants that leave taxpayers scratching their heads wondering just what the government was thinking".
Seriously, don’t bother with philosophy. Don’t bother trying to understand the rules of logic, or what constitutes a good...