Fine. In theory. But, how is this supposed to work, in practice? By "contemplating philosophically in togetherness". Wonderful. But, then, does this mean that philosophy can help to create togetherness? Also: does this mean that a contemplative attitude can be shared or – even more – can be experienced in togetherness? And, last but not least, if togetherness is intended "as opening ourselves to our companions and resonating with them", then, what does it mean to say, exactly, that philosophical companions resonate to each other?
In order to formulate an acceptable answer to the main question, I need to answer these three deriving questions first. I will start form the end: I will answer the last of the three.
What does it mean that companions resonate to each other?
It means that the philosophical companions' aim is to enter and enlarge the perspective and the interpretation of a given philosophical issue, rather than to discuss its being right or wrong. Which means that the intention of each participant in a companionship is not to convince the others of the rightfulness of his/her own vision or position. Rather, the intention is to offer a personal vision, freely, as a kind of gift. A gift that can be accepted or refused, with no harm to the pursuit of the common goal of "cultivate new depths of understanding".
So, does this mean that philosophy can create togetherness? Well, if with the word "philosophy" we intend the process of philosophising, the answer is "yes"; because the act of philosophising implies an open dialogue, implies the other(s). And if, while philosophising, we look for common grounds to explore and enlarge, rather than for logical fallacies to highlight and banish, then we resonate rather than discuss. This, however, doesn't mean that discussion never enters a philosophical companionship. This only means that discussing is not its focus.
So, it seems to me that a philosophical companionship is something that tends to create togetherness while aiming at "new depths of understanding". But how can those new depths of understanding not just be aimed at but actually reached? By contemplating. Which leads us again to the question: can a philosophically contemplative attitude be shared, be experienced in togetherness?
I say it can. Because I have experienced it. But here I have no words to further explain how and why it can.