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https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/q/31954/19248

Couldn't understand the reason of closure after reading the help center.

What can I do to make it on topic?

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That's easy to explain.

That book does not appear to be a book about philosophy. It looks more like some sort of self-help guru thing.

Google Books describes the book as

Includes: Law of attraction in the thought world; Thought-waves and their power of reproduction; About the mind; Mind building; Secret of the will; How to become immune to injurious thought attraction; Transmutation of negative thought; Law of mental control; Asserting the life force; Training the habit mind; Psychology of the emotions; Developing new brain cells; Attractive power-desire force; Law, not chance.

I haven't read it so I can't say for sure but that doesn't sound like philosophy (i.e., the academic discipline -- or a generous expansion on it).

So I'm not really sure how you could make that question or anything fundamentally similar to it on topic.

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  • Thanks, my idea about philosophy definition was wrong, it seems. – Aquarius_Girl Feb 5 '16 at 13:42
  • It'd help if we could know where you think the help center could be clearer. – virmaior Feb 5 '16 at 13:43
  • Well, I think, the definition of philosophy which can be easily understood by newcomers could be included at the top of help center. – Aquarius_Girl Feb 5 '16 at 13:46
  • From google: a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour. with this definition, why isn't my question on topic? – Aquarius_Girl Feb 5 '16 at 13:52
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    @TheIndependentAquarius That's a very informal definition of philosophy, which doesn't really correspond to what's relevant here (the academic study of philosophy) – Joseph Weissman Feb 5 '16 at 17:40

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