Something to think about for those starting their dissertations.
"Weinberg goes on to identify some of the ways that philosophy goes about creating new questions:
Reinvention — bringing attention to a forgotten or neglected question by asking it in a new way.
Application — reformulating a version of a known philosophical question so as to apply it to a new domain and, in doing so, bringing new considerations into play.
Specification — showing that a known philosophical question is ambiguous or incomplete by making relevant distinctions and articulating the other questions whose answers are needed in order to clarify or complete the first one.
Inauguration — asking a question that creates a new area of philosophical inquiry."