Philosophers continually revisit the same questions about the meaning of life and the nature of reality, truth, morality, and beauty. They re-read the same books, engage in the same arguments, and often live no more wisely than other persons. In fact, the idea of philosophy as "love of wisdom" seems increasingly without cultural basis, and philosophy itself now is merely one university and college discipline among many. In this bleak context, is there any progress in philosophy? Is philosophy pragmatic in any way at all? Is it possible to live wisely and self-critically? Come to this lecture/discussion and learn the answers.