Philosophers became insignificant when philosophy became a separate academic discipline, distinct from science and history and literature and religion.~ From https://fs.blog/2012/10/freeman-dyson-on-philosophy-what-can-you-really-know/
Which is worth sharing just because it’s Freeman Dyson—I’m quoting a quote—in all his zany glory.
…but also, yeah. Why isn’t STEM today thought of as a branch of philosophy, (“love of truth” after all)? STEM degrees remain Ph.D.s, but beyond that vestigially appendix . . .