"rules of philosophy"?<quoted text>
Well then those aren't really philosophers that follow the rules of Philosophy properly. None of the Philosophers that I learned about did this. They merely pondered questions of "what if" and then used the rules of logic to take the question as far as it can go.
Oh! My! but your EGO IS HUGE!
You think that there are "magical" RULES?
Maybe you should PUBLISH THESE RULES OF PHILOSOPHY.
You'll be... FAMOUS!
Be sure to credit your SOURCE, now....!
<laughing out loud>