Now that the linguistic confusion has been dissipated and the classical questions dissolved, is there still a place for philosophy?
In other words: can we find ways to do philosophy that are actually meaningful in their ability to help human beings understand life and its existence?
I suppose this could be called ideological debunking.
For example, take the word “nature”.
Is it good? Is it bad? What does it mean anyway?
Invariably, you will find that living in a state of nature (whatever that means) is idyllic for some (e.g. Rousseau), awful for others (Hobbes). That specific vision of that particular concept, along with the rest of their conceptual house of cards is ideology. Any vision of nature, be it human, physical or other, that supports a vision of society is an ideology.
Bottom line here is this: to me, the role of philosophy now, in this new age of illiteracy where people walk around with their phones stuck before their eyes, is to identify, denounce and destroy the ideologies that serve the powers that be.