Elaborating on some points that you wrote here:

As Bertrand Russell said in his short book Problems of Philosophy, “The value of philosophy is, in fact, to be sought largely in its very uncertainty” (156).

Later, he continues:

“Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind also is rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good” (Problems of Philosophy, 161).

Taken from, Why I Am Going to Study Philosophy.

It was fairly recently that I’ve read that some Silicon Valley-based companies have started hiring in house philosophers to deal with major moral issues. Source.

I’ve read other articles reiterating the same. Because of individuals like Trump, I think the world is starting to wake up to a new type of reality. People are getting sick of not having the thinking man in Office (think Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln types).

Possibly Philosophy may have a new sort of resurgence.

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