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  1. No, professional philosophers do not” only explore other people's creativity”, and when they do, they do it for a reason, but, as a rule, in order to use the knowledge gained to build their own philosophical concept.

    Philosophers publish works on practical applications of philosophy, conduct training sessions on critical thinking, give advice, and become participants in political movements.

    Some examples of modern philosophers actively developing practical applications of philosophy are: Oscar Brenifier (Development of critical thinking, pedagogy),Slava Zizek (politics, film criticism),Alain de Botton (creatorThe School of Life).

  2. Basically, philosophers do all the same things as before, plus a lot of new topics have been added. For an initial introduction, take a look at the general outline of the philosophical sections: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_philosophy

    Please note that it is far from complete. It didn't include, for example, experimental philosophy (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/experimental-philosophy/) and comparative philosophy (https://www.iep.utm.edu/comparat/).

  3. If in one word, then nonsense. Yes, they compare different opinions of different philosophers, study the motives that prompted this or that philosopher to express this or that idea, and try to supplement and modernize old philosophers with the help of popular science. There is no practical benefit.

  4. As one example of the work of philosophers that I have personally encountered: many philosophers develop physical problems and have an education and degree in physics. The fact is that it is now almost impossible for physicists to get funding and grants on such topics as, for example, the interpretation of quantum mechanics. And at the faculties of philosophy, they are waiting for this topic with joy and money. A philosopher with a PhD in physics is now quite common.

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