The article is devoted to the problem of the social relevance of the philosophy in the modern complex structured societies involved in the process of globalization. The contemporary philosophy seems to lose its image as an orientations science. The discourse Initiated by German philosophers is devoted to this matter deals with the problem of their professional self-understanding as well as with theoretical and practical requirement of orientation in the social life. There were some ways explicated to prove the social and cultural appointment of the philosophy by complementary application of the heuristic potential of different approaches. The critical acquirement of this experience is very important for the Ukrainian society that is looking for orientation.