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

Is “useless knowledge” useless? A strange sort of question don’t you think? But 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 … Continue reading Is “useless knowledge” useless? Not if it makes things taste sweeter