Philosophy is so much more than great thinkers from the past. Philosophy acts as a form of intellectual exercise that will make it easier to identify problems, seek out arguments against your own views, and critically evaluate solutions.
Dr. Jessica Wolfendale recently appeared on the Australian television program, Insight. The episode on which Professor Wolfendale appeared dealt with the means by which soldiers, executioners, and others are "trained to kill."
Drs. Matt Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale were recently awarded a grant to investigate the philosophical aspects of war crimes and write a book detailing their resulting theories.