My Book FREE (Meta-Philosophy) DOING PHILOSOPIZINGMy new book is HERE for download:https://www.academia.edu/31495642/_Meta-Philosophy_Meta-Cognition_and_Critique_of_Doing_PhilosophizingMy own discussions or ‘philosophizing’ follow right at the end after the numerous and very lengthy quotes from philosophers. The nature of the subject-matter of philosophy, the methodology, methods, techniques and tools of doing philosophy or philosophizing, the nature of the different steps or stages of the process/es of theorizing, the fact that doing philosophy are some of the stages of theorizing, the fact that philosophers lack meta-cognition and/or meta-reflection of these things. If they had awareness of what and how they are doing philosophy they might not become involved in quibbling over concepts and the differentiations of these concepts. It is as if philosophers are blind to what they are doing and have been doing for thousands of years, with the result that they continue repeating the same thing – arguing with words over the use of words and in the process creating more and more –isms. They are seemingly unable to escape from such –isms and their implications. Instead of getting or going anywhere they way they conceive (of) problems and express their questions they end up with conceiving of notions that cannot be solved or dissolved. They enclose themselves in an insular world or bubble of their own making, compared to sciences investigating humans and the different features and systems of the human body who find irrelevant the problems that philosophers have with things such as the brain, cognition, mind, consciousness, perception, thinking, etc. Sciences deal with these things on many levels and multi-dimensional while philosophers try to restrict them to a single level in one dimension by their words and the way they use those words. Consequently they lose sight of their objects and are unable to question them or express questions about them in a meaningful manner.In my articles and books on the subject-matter I dealt with the traditional branches of philosophy and that with the differentiation of other disciplines and discourses the discourse of philosophy lost subject-matter. I mentioned newer areas of ‘philosophy’, such as X-Phi, Philosophy’s interdisciplinary involvement in for example cognitive sciences, that there exists a philosophy of every discipline possible (eg philosophy of science, art, music, sport, social sciences, etc), that discourses such as Logic, Critical Thinking, Argumentation and argument maps, Reasoning, etc are relevant to and employed by many if not all disciplines and many discourses and are not uniquely subject-matter of the discourse of philosophy and does not have to form part of or be taught as subject-matter of philosophy.I identified and discussed the methodology, methods, techniques and tools of doing philosophy and some underlying or implicit transcendentals such as pre-suppositions, suppositions and assumptions. I explore the nature of the different features, aspects, characteristics, steps and stages of the processes of theorizing. I showed that doing philosophy or philosophizing employ and/or consist of some of these features, steps and stages of theorizing.As I involuntary have (am), seemingly endless (a stream of consciousness like) philosophically- (question or problem and insight) related ‘intuitions’, it is difficult, painful and frustrating to me for that to be interrupted by social interaction, talking to people, phones, executing all sorts of mundane activities, etc. To understand or cope with this ‘mental state’ is one of the reasons why I need to explore meta-cognition or thinking about thinking, especially one’s own thinking and related ‘activities’.