The Schoolman's advocate: In defence of the academic pursuit of philosophy

Mind 98 (392):483-506 (1989)
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This article won the Mind prize essay competition announced last year, for an essay defending the academic pursuit of philosophy. The author is at present a free-lance philosopher; at the time of writing the paper he was a part time lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the department that has since closed. His collection of aphorisms, Sentences and Slogans has recently been published privately (for details, see 'Books Received')



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