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Single Idea 17425

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

Full Idea

A knowledge of 'how many' cannot be inferred from the equinumerosity of two collections; a numerical quantifier statement is needed.


'There are two' is a numerical quantifier

Gist of Idea

To know how many, you need a numerical quantifier, as well as equinumerosity


Jeffrey H. Sicha (Counting and the Natural Numbers [1968], 3)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophy of Science' [-], p.410