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Single Idea 17424

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. Using Numbers / c. Counting procedure]

Full Idea

Counting is the activity of putting an initial segment of a serially ordered string in 1-1 correspondence with some other collection of entities.

Gist of Idea

Counting puts an initial segment of a serial ordering 1-1 with some other entities


Jeffrey H. Sicha (Counting and the Natural Numbers [1968], 2)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophy of Science' [-], p.407