I think a good definition of philosophy might be the study of questions. What are the most interesting and impactful questions we could come up with, and where could the study of those questions lead?
Since we can’t think analytically about everything at once, there’s a constant tendency in academia to focus on certain questions and ignore others. So, the nature of the most interesting, largely overlooked questions may evolve over time, as a sort of shadow of the general state of knowledge — and maybe this is why philosophy is important.
What is almost impossible for us to think about, and why?