What do billionaires Carl Ichan, George Soros and financier Bill Miller have in common besides their outsized wealth?

They all studied philosophy in college. And Miller just donated $75 million to support the study of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University.

Sarah Churchwell, the chair of public understanding of the humanities at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, makes the compelling case in the Financial Times that the division between the arts and sciences is a false dichotomy, and that knowing how to think creatively and logically will be more valued than ever as robots take over more and more routine jobs.

Recent articles in The Atlantic and Forbes have made similar arguments in support of the value of a liberal arts education.