Sounds like an interesting read. Philosophy does seem to have different connotations in different languages/cultures.
“Despite the disarming glee of this intellectual romp, [Jonathan] Rée doesn’t quite banish the thought that, for the English, philosophy is what history was to Henry Ford, bunk — a notion clinched by T.S. Eliot’s portrait of Bertrand Russell as Mr Apollinax, wittering incomprehensibly and laughing like an irresponsible foetus at his own wit.”
From “Oddballs of English Philosophy” a Book Review by Stuart Jeffries in The Spectator.