I am reading a book on productivity. "Getting Results the Agile Way" (J.D. Meier) is the specific book, but substitute your favorite "pop psychology" book on anything from productivity to parenting to how to pick a career, etc.
It occurred to me that such a work might not fit well into a philosophical system, but on the other hand, there is an underlying assumption that advice on how to make good choices in a practical sense is the very essence of passing on wisdom, which is the core of what philosophy as a word derives from.
So what is the case with books that purport to help one navigate through life or to be successful in a particular area of life - are they philosophy proper?
I would assume they are typically based on inductive reasoning - empirical evidence that the wisdom shared works for at least some subset of humans, with more or less evidence for any one particular book...
If this is within the bounds of proper philosophy, then how is it categorized?
Philosophy of ... Life? Are there any specific technical terms to describe them?
And then, of course, do you have any quotes or sources of historical philosophers treating this particular aspect of philosophy (assuming that it is...)?