A university's decision to shut its philosophy programme has sparked concerns about the future of the humanities and become a cause célèbre for intellectuals around the world.
Students at Middlesex University, in north London, are engaged in a lengthy "sit in" over plans to phase out philosophy teaching at their campus, a decision they claim is ideologically driven.
Some of the world's leading philosophers have waded into battle, declaring in a letter that the closure is of "national and international concern". The controversy is a sign of things to come as cutbacks are made in humanities departments across the country.
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