While I strongly agree with this, I find the issue with it is that there isn’t a true establishment of a meta everything in the subject as there should be.
Psychology for example, when I was much younger I met a psychologist they asked me to draw each of my parents on paper to demonstrate how I felt about my parents after they split. They then left the room and watched from a glass door to see what I would do while waiting with my other parent.
Since I drew my parents in colours black and red, they interpreted this as me being extremely stressed from the split. They went as far as to say that it was traumatising me from both sides of my family.
In truth, I wasn’t really stressed at all, I felt that red was a colour of ‘love’ rather than hate so I drew one of my parents which I liked more in red. Black I liked and disliked at the same time so It felt neutral and I drew my other parent in black.
Their interpretation went something along the lines of : for small children who’s parents split, there is usually stress. The child is using colours which are not positive or very bright, because they have negative emotions to the parents. Red is the colour of the devil and black is a very negative colour.
When they tried to confirm it with me (why did you…etc), I simply just didn’t answer because I was suspicious, being aware they were watching me from the glass window.
While I like psychology, I do not like these loopholes in reasoning from certified psychologists.
Similarly with philosophy or rather when I am reasoning there are occasional meta steps which I will take. Something along the lines of the answer can’t have anything to do with a consistent application of a pattern from the previous set of information because two of those sets of the exact same information or significant common parts of it do not have sufficient overlaps in their results. This reduces the scope of possible answers and is very helpful. I don’t find the entire theoretic of why and how and what for such meta processes in philosophy or any subject for that matter, (if there is such a subject/field/sub-field/book, please inform me).
While in truth, I believe it should be an established part of philosophy.