Simple question. In the past fifty years philosophy seems to have become increasingly irrelevant, as philosophers beat the same dead horse of the classic "philosophical problems: time, God, consciousness, free will, ect. Have we made any advancements? Do those advancements matter? Are we just wasting our time at this point? Can any professional philosophers tell us about some groundbreaking "problems" being debated or analyzed right now? Can we trust what ethicists(the only application of philosophy I can think of) have to say simply because they know formal logic?