Philosophy is not dead, it just have little value these days. Every day we especialy people on my facebook, are spiting philosophy without even thinking about it, Philosophy has become more of a normal reasoing pattern.
To become a great man of phisolophy these days, you have to be extraordinary, becasue any 12years can sight your work, and even correct you.
Becasue philosopy bares no fruite, but that of mently reasoning, you really dont get to use it that often in life.
The very fact that there are thousands of professional philosophers all over the world right now kinda shows that philosophy is not dead. Bio-ethics as a philosophical field is booming, what with scientific advances in cloning, surgical procedures, stem cell research, etc. If you have a stance on one of these ("foetuses are people, abortion is murder", "letting one foetus live vs. Curing millions of people of genetic diseases is worth it" etc.), then you're doing philosophy (unless your stance is motivated by religion).
Saying that philosophy is dead is willfully ignoring the huge impact that it continues to have to this day. Do you think democracy is better than fascism, because it promotes the greatest freedom for its populace? That's political philosophy. Do you think paedophiles should be hanged, to prevent them from hurting any more children? That's philosophy of justice. Do you think the only purpose or meaning in life is that which you decide for yourself? That's existentialism. Do you think that philosophy is useless because it bears no fruit? That's philosophy of philosophy (which yes, is a real thing).
Philosophy is the application of reason and argumentation to discover just how the world around us works, not only in a physical sense, but socially, politically, ethically, economically, metaphysically, linguistically, artistically, the list goes on and on. Anyone claiming that philosophy is dead, clearly has no idea what they're talking about.
We not only use it in deciding political laws, but we also use it in our everyday life. Philosophy effects our moral opininons, and we subcontiously use it to contemplate decisions, therfore giving us the idea of good and evil. If you clame philosophy to be dead in your life, then you have no moral basis, and are no more than a man without ideas