I have an engineering background but I have been studying philosophy for a couple of years. The problem I have is this.
When I read a scientific (that is, not philosophical) problem, I almost always easily understand what the problem is (of course, I do not mean that I can easily solve the problem). A good way to test understanding is to try to explain the problem to another person. And most of the time I can easily explain a scientific problem to another person. But, in philosophy this is not the case. Even I spend so much time trying to understand what a philosophical problem is, I almost always have the feeling that I do not understand the problem. And the test I told above confirms me. Most of the time it is very difficult for me to explain the problem to another person.
I suspect that the reason for this situation is something related with the nature of philosophy.
What do you think? and what should I do to remedy this situation?