Quite true. Still, it’s somewhat of a shame to me that it seems to have become mostly abandoned in favor of the analytic. I suppose the rise of the computer age propelled a stricter form of philosophy with a more mathematical precision… but still, I believe it unfortunately isolated Philosophy somewhat into its own sector, somewhat disassociated from the world around it. It’d be nice to see Philosophy rejoin society somewhat. That’s why I was very glad to see the conference the other day where philosophers and theoretical physicists got together to discuss the “future of science”: It showed that philosophy _does_ indeed remain viable for the issues-on-the-border of human knowledge, able to help inform us of issues of forgotten importance. I think that’s where it’s strong: Like said: Perspective. It is sorely needed in the fringes of the sciences right now and I’m glad the discussion was opened up in a serious way now.