The essence of philosophy or why they hate philosophy

The author proposes metaphilosophical reflections on the destiny of philosophy in the contemporary world and its role in the formation of foundations of special and applied sciences. The author stresses that a human being can perceive things in two ways. The first one is rationally based on conceptual thinking. The second is the intuitive one. In this article, the author considers only the first type of perception. Conceptual thinking helps to cognize the essence of things in the forms of notions or ideas. They are not simply subjective, but they have some ontological sense.