Why I am the First Philosopher
From A Study of Our Decline by P Atkinson (10/10/2013)

To know who is a philosopher, you must be able to say what philosophy is. The lack of a useful definition of philosophy has meant philosophy was useless, for no-one could say what philosophy is, or is not, so no-one could say who is, or is not, a philosopher.

To be a philosopher is to realise that Philosophy is the pursuit of Truth and that Truth exists only as the beliefs of an understanding, so Philosophy must be ‘the study of understanding’. To study understanding demands knowing what understanding is, how it works and the ramifications of this process; hence, a philosopher is someone who knows how understanding creates truth and studies this effect—a realisation that immediately makes philosophy useful. And one of the first uses is to reveal that there have been no philosophers prior to my definition . . . hence, I must be the FIRST PHILOSOPHER.