(Most of the time I start off asking Q's like this one just to see what people will say NOT BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER OF MY OWN. Most of the time after I have read the responses & chosen a best answer & made some comments...my thoughts become clearer & my opinions more developed, which I enjoy & find it valuable)
That's what you have written already on your personal description of yourself here, tizzoseddy.
Nine questions you ask - which makes them all the more interesting as we both know that you have a
near-full-set-of-ideas, in the form of philosophy, which you hold dear^.
I should know because I have questioned you on it (& found that I disagreed with virtually all of
it because it is not objective, as you yourself described).
Such a closed & seemingly innocent philosophy would be one with which such odd questions
would be asked.
Like your first one.. about EXCHANGING STATEMENTS ? Really ?
For just a look-to-my-right here shows other trending Questions like.
What is typically missing in our beliefs that prevent them from becoming knowledge?
& although this asks for an answer necessitating a reply in words & IN STATEMENTS
nevertheless it asks for things like beliefs along with the associated descriptions
that make-up-the well held beliefs, the ideas also which are a vital part of any
and all of such (& as you already well know from past discussions here such
this includes "beliefs" such as recognisable, taught philosophies...).
So no, not just "an exchange-of-statements" as asked.
But then you go on (that) People VOICE quite a lot of what they think & what they mean, little
of what's meant is understood...
Is that meant to be part-of-a-question, where you then ask, Is this communication? and
Do you know what they mean? Etc.
With then a following 5 questions one-after-another.
Without a Straightforward question what are we to make of your "LITTLE OF WHATS MEANT
IS UNDERSTOOD" !?!
So without pre-empting a reply (like these could be typical of your-form-of-subjective-type-
philosophy held) I should say that although these questions may be typical of someone
trying to move FROM AN EXISTING belief...in fact they are hardly sensible of anyone
wanting to know just some information about or current knowledge of.. Philosophy - current
and past philosophy ideas + commitments, logic, Aims, etcetera.
And NOT forgetting past Philosophy HISTORY (of which I know from our previous questions
& answers, & frank conclusions, that you understood tizzoseddy)
^ like your Q. - To the degree that our DEFINITIONS DIFFER, we are UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE ?
(that is a REAL PROBLEM that is the ROOT CAUSE of a lot of trouble)
Another is, Is Philosophy just a bunch of opinions & nothing more ?
(your Chosen Answer, (YES) IT IS. There aren't any tangible artifacts to examine. ITS AN
EXERCISE FOR THE MIND...Math & science CAN BE applied...but PHILOSOPHY CAN'T
BECAUSE of the variety of opinions ON THE SUBJECT..& so Lack OF PROOF that
ANY Of THEM ARE CORRECT).