The ‘spiritual opium’ of the people – could philosophy provide answers in a city fuelled by doubt?

[Sponsored] Most professors are thrilled to oblige when you ask them to explain what makes their subject so useful. But philosophy doesn’t try to be so clear-cut in its answers. “An MA degree in philosophy is, so-to-speak, useless!” exclaims Prof Leo Cheung, Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). […]