Philosophy departments bicker a lot. Now, philosophers don’t set out to be argumentative, but academia does, for some reason.
Academic philosophy has not produced a single valuable thing since capitalism. Some truly great minds have walked this earth, but none of those philosophers were academics in the contemporary sense of the term…
Nietzsche, for example, was a great academic, but he was not an academic philosopher. No one in academia to this day is willing to take him seriously. The world has gone in such a way that any truly authentic philosophy is by nature fundamentally anti-establishment. And Nietzsche is the best example.
People believe what they want to believe and no one gets away with it more than people who do not philosophise. And to be honest, having done a long degree in it, I can tell you academic philosophy is what people want to believe.