The big-name philosopher (an author of more than fifty books) who commented on my "Everything, Briefly" metaphysic said something very interesting: I have written an Eastern philosophy, not a Western philosophy. This is what "struck me (him) the most". As such, it is "very different" to earlier Western metaphysics. This is not to say that my metaphysic is mystical. It is rational. However, it deliberately and carefully breaks with the Western A + B = C kind of thinking. He comments that it is an Eastern philosophy "against the background of Western philosophy". OBSERVATION: I had not seen it this way -- but the moment that he said it, I knew what he was saying, and I could agree with it.