As relativism and rationalism have rotted most other philosophies from the inside out, what role is there for philosophy in the modern world? Is there any reason to suppose that philosophy could help us?
Personally, I believe philosophy and science are the answers to almost everything, because understanding breeds better, wiser actions. But, the fact is that no one thinks much about philosophy anymore and no one really listens to philosophers. People are looking to leaders in the political and entertainment industries, and in the media, for their world views. Liberal and Conservative have become world views that have nearly obliterated distinctions between empiricist, naturalist, rationalist, relativist... etc.