Posted: Aug 08, 2016 9:26 am
by VazScep
igorfrankensteen wrote:There is a difference between Philosophy, and Philosophies.
Great. I'm just playing with your "foundation" metaphor. Are we building a house here? Where'd we leave the plans?

We neglected to get into the specifics of just what the OP might want out of philosophy. He might benefit from reading philosophy if he enjoys chatting with his friend and wants to be able to contribute more and debate when those chats turn to philosophy.

There was a specific question about the nature of existence, but then Paul1 says that he's only interested in maths and testable and calculable stuff, so philosophy probably isn't worth bothering with. So it might be better to just change the topic of the chats when Paul1 no longer finds them interesting.