I don't personally disregard Eastern philosophy as philosophy, as I understand that philosophy encompasses just about everything. While it may address some of philosophies biggest issues in very different ways, I do believe it has value and it is more or less worth some study. However, in acquiring my first taste of Eastern philosophy, I found that it is very much involved or sort-of intertwined with religion. Unlike Western philosophy, which has sort of been separated and cast out from the world of science and religion (for better or worse). What do you think?