I just reviewed A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy.
“I believe it is fair to say that both Eastern philosophy and Western philosophy begin with an experience of being lost or alienated in life. To philosophize, not just think, is a healing activity. It’s a way of getting acquainted and challenged. According to Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, “A philosophical problem has the form: ‘I don’t know my way about.” Perhaps this feeling of being lost is why philosophy including Buddhism begins with a dialogue. It’s like asking a good friend for directions, a way of befriending the wise.”
Read the entire review here.