I recently heard the philosophy of "two dogs" which says that everybody has two dogs fighting within them and that one is a good dog while the other is bad. They say the one you feed is the one who wins. This is easy for us to relate to naturally.
However... the soul was not designed as a dog fighting ring. Through grace and faith, we experience the taming of our beastly nature and find equity within Christ. We cannot overcome by the philosophies of the world for God has not sanctified them for faith.
Truth is necessary for our overcoming for by it we learn of the true gospel of Christ as we learn how to exercise faith with discernment and walk after the Spirit.
As Apostle John of the First 8th Week wrote: Keep yourselves from idols.