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Single Idea 23452

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

Full Idea

The discrimination of things for counting needs to bring with it the notion of identity (and, correlatively, distinctness).

Gist of Idea

Discriminating things for counting implies concepts of identity and distinctness


Michael Morris (Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Tractatus [2008], Intro.5)

Book Reference

Morris,Michael: 'Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Tractatus' [Routledge 2008], p.15

A Reaction

Morris is exploring how practices like counting might reveal necessary truths about the world.