April 19, 2021

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Kitaab Review: The Arbitrary Sign-The Most Misunderstood Alphabet Book in The World

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K.K.Srivastava reviews The Arbitrary Sign-The Most Misunderstood Alphabet Book in The World (published by Red Wheelbaarrow Books, Singapore)

arbitrary signsThe Arbitrary Sign-The Most Misunderstood Alphabet Book in The World by its author Desmond Kon Zhicheng Mindge’ is a book that reminds me of poets who seek wisdom and knowledge comprehensive enough to acquire solutions to problems of the generalities or overall map of the realities of the whole universe. A poet-metaphysician is usually conversant with a number of concepts in order to be able to utilize his range, depth and quality of experience and temperamental interests for transforming these concepts into key notions. For instance, mathematics gave Plato his concept of ‘horme’; co-ordinate geometry gave Descartes his key concept of ‘clearness and distinctness’; algebraic model gave Leibnitz theory of ‘monadlogical harmony’ and moral experience gave Kant creative concepts of a priori forms. In the book under review every scheme of key-notions illuminates certain facts while leaving other facts in obscurity. The language used is paradoxical, metaphorical, symbolical and analogical-all needed simultaneously to create an ‘intellectualized impact’ on the readers. To begin with, let us see, for example, Zz–

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