Ask a philosopher why one should study philosophy, and you’re likely to get an answer only a philosopher would pretend to understand:

“If you ought to philosophize you ought to philosophize; and if you ought not to philosophize you ought to philosophize: therefore, in any case you ought to philosophize. For if philosophy exists, we certainly ought to philosophize, since it exists; and if it does not exist, in that case too we ought to inquire why philosophy does not exist — and by inquiring we philosophize; for inquiry is the cause of philosophy.”

– Aristotle, allegedly.

What rubbish.