You would perhaps give up Philosophy if you knew what it is. You want explanations instead of wanting descriptions. And you are therefore looking for the wrong kind of thing. Philosophical questions, as soon as you boil them down to ..... change their aspect entirely. What evaporates is what the intellect cannot tackle.
Pocket Notebook MS 155

He was perhaps the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived, passionate, profound, intense and dominating.
Bertrand Russell