When I posted it, I felt like I was on the verge of understanding something big. After reading his comments, I feel like I'm even closer. But I'm still not quite there. It has something to do with the way mathematics allows you to change axiom sets and derive interesting results, and an analogy from there to New Criticism, and then somehow from there it expands to illuminate the big metaphysical and ethical questions.
It's right on the tip of my brain, but I can't quite straighten it out into something discussable. A little frustrating, honestly.