How do you know which philosophers are worth paying any attention to?

One guy says this, the other guy seems to contradict that, then Buddha says don't buy into this comment if it doesn't suit you -- he didn't say it that way, i forget the original way. So they all say these things and i can't help but think, some of them must have just been chancers as we call them... show more One guy says this, the other guy seems to contradict that, then Buddha says don't buy into this comment if it doesn't suit you -- he didn't say it that way, i forget the original way. So they all say these things and i can't help but think, some of them must have just been chancers as we call them in Ireland, someone who talks the talk, pulls the wool over your eyes...I currently like Gurdjieff and Alain De Botton, and find their work makes sense to me.
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