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Single Idea 17433

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

Full Idea

The fact that there is overlap does not seem to inhibit our ability to count squares.

Gist of Idea

We can still count squares, even if they overlap


Kathrin Koslicki (Isolation and Non-arbitrary Division [1997], 2.2)

Book Reference

-: 'Synthese' [-], p.411

A Reaction

She has a diagram of three squares overlapping slightly at their corners. Contrary to Frege, these seems to depend on a subliminal concept of the square that doesn't depend on language.

Related Idea

Idea 17427 Frege's 'isolation' could be absence of overlap, or drawing conceptual boundaries [Frege, by Koslicki]