>of there being a philosophy to follow
will you anglos ever learn what philosophy is? it is, like math, a SCIENCE. you can't "follow" "a math". neither can you "follow" "a philosophy". you may agree or disagree with statements
different philosophers have issued. however, the fact that individual philosophers also deal with matters within the usual domain(s) of religion and/or ideology doesn't mean that religious or ideological beliefs or politics become "a philosopy of x". philosophers are neither priests nor politicians nor yoga mentors. philosophers are scientists and philosophy itself is simply the most universal science. which does not, unlike other sciences, seek to assess, describe and predict rather specific sets of phenomena such as numbers, quantum mechanics or sociology, but basically everything. richard david precht said it basically links all sciences together - i do basically agree with this, however i'm more with the old greeks here, i'd describe it more as an umbrella for all sciences, in mathematical terms that would be a set of (yet?) unknown cardinality.