Philosopher's gold


A few years ago, I mentioned to an older friend that I was thinking of pursuing philosophy as a "career". "That's interesting", he said, "but don't you want to be able to support a family?" His impression was that there was no money in philosophy. But things are beginning to change. You'll notice that the latest movie, Romulus My Father, is the work of ACU moral philosopher Raymond Gaita. But perhaps most surprising is the award of the Templeton Prize, worth A$1.8 million, to Charles Taylor, an eminent Canadian philosopher and public intellectual - Michael McGann

Philosopher's gold