Is “useless knowledge” useless? ** Not if it makes things taste sweeter

Is “useless knowledge” useless? A strange sort of question don’t you think? This is what the British philosopher Bertrand Russell has to say in a little book of essays titled Let the People Think. Perhaps the most important advantage of ‘useless’ knowledge is that it promotes a contemplative habit of mind. And he tells this … Continue reading Is “useless knowledge” useless? ** Not if it makes things taste sweeter