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Single Idea 9930

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 7. Abstract/Concrete / b. Levels of abstraction]

Full Idea

There is a scale of abstractness that leads downwards from sets through attributes to formulas as abstract types and on to formulas as abstract tokens.

Gist of Idea

Abstraction is on a scale, of sets, to attributes, to type-formulas, to token-formulas


JP Burgess / G Rosen (A Subject with No Object [1997], III.B.2.c)

Book Reference

Burgess,J/Rosen,G: 'A Subject with No Object' [OUP 1997], p.199

A Reaction

Presumably the 'abstract tokens' at the bottom must have some interpretation, to support the system. Presumably one can keep going upwards, through sets of sets of sets.