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Single Idea 17529

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. Using Numbers / d. Counting via concepts]

Full Idea

My thesis C says that to specify something or other under which a and b coincide is to specify a concept f which qualifies for this purpose only if it yields a principle of counting for fs. ...I submit that C is false, though a near miss.

Gist of Idea

Maybe the concept needed under which things coincide must also yield a principle of counting


David Wiggins (Sameness and Substance [1980], 1.1)

Book Reference

Wiggins,David: 'Sameness and Substance' [Blackwell 1980], p.18