There is strong connection between metaphilosophy, epistemology, philosophy of education and the philosophical reflection on the pedagogical practice. Is it possible for philosophy to preserve its identity when cooperating with other subjects adjacent to it? The answer how to remain real philosopher turns on a trio of concepts topic, which can but does not have to be metaphysical abstract, the particular method at the heart of which is dialectic and the philosophical tradition, which is to be kept in mind constantly. None of these elements precludes extensive and effective engagement with non-philosophical partners, but that engagement must proceed on terms that respect the identity of philosophy. All of them should be anyway the basis of teaching philosophy in order to make students' essays really philosophical. Also some rules of the age are to be reconsidered.
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