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Can one call a rock a tool? [closed]

I was simply wondering if tools were tools, or simply items. Is a fake-tool a tool? At least a rock is useful. Thanks,
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Is brevity the soul of wit?

The principle of parsimony is a fundamental philosophical tool. So, is modern philosophy over-complicated? Simplicity is also elegant. So is modern philosophy inelegant? As well as prolix, irrelevant, ...
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What is a philosophical principle? [closed]

I cite this definition:- Fundamental law or assumption that is the basis of reasoning and action. I see principles as philosophical tools. So are principles merely useful, or do they have fundamental ...
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What is metaphilosophy? Who is qualified to practice it?

As I understand it, this is the philosophical study of philosophy itself. Who is qualified to practice this? Philosophers? If not, who else?