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### Single Idea 3907

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

Full Idea

Could someone have a perfect intellectual acquaintance with numbers, but be incapable of counting a flock of sheep?

Gist of Idea

Could you be intellectually acquainted with numbers, but unable to count objects?

Source

Roger Scruton (Modern Philosophy:introduction and survey [1994], 26.6)

Book Reference

Scruton,Roger: 'Modern Philosophy: introduction and survey' [Sinclair-Stevenson 1994], p.394