A University of Cambridge study finds that philosophers use more than their peers. But why?
What is a philosophy student? A glasses-wearing hipster with a Descartes paperback in her back pocket? An espresso-drinking gentleman lost in thought, and facial hair? Although there's no telling for certain, based on a recent survey published in University of Cambridge newspaper The Tab, a philosophy student is quite likely under the influence of mind-altering substances. According to a survey of 5,000 students at 21 British universities, philosophy majors were the most likely to have experimented with drugs, with 87% admitting to partaking. That's well over the 70% of all students who used and a full 30% more than medical students, who were the cleanest of the 22 majors surveyed.