What exactly is a number?

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    • #187814
      Anonymous
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      What exactly is a number?

    • #187815
      Anonymous
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      read plato and kant
      number is a characteristic of the property of an idea when several distinct intelligible elements are thought as one under a law of the category of understanding, and the mind reflects upon this in another moment

    • #187816
      Anonymous
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      element of set of numbers

      • #187860
        Anonymous
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        Spbp

    • #187817
      Anonymous
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      Any ring has an isomorphism to a set of numbers. The class of all numbers is the union of these sets.

    • #187818
      Anonymous
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      About tree fiddy

    • #187819
      Anonymous
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      In and of itself? Nothing. A placeholder of sorts to help describe certain relationships without tying them to concrete objects.

    • #187820
      Anonymous
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      The units of measurement of quantity.

      • #187822
        Anonymous
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        Correct

      • #187823
        Anonymous
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        what is quantity?

        • #187824
          Anonymous
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          If I have two apples, and you give me one more apple, then I have three apples. Quantity tells us how many or how much of something we have.

          • #187826
            Anonymous
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            What is an apple?

            • #187827
              Anonymous
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              blue bubbles

            • #187862
              Anonymous
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              A fruit.

        • #187825
          Anonymous
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          What is quantity?
          Baby don’t hurt me.
          Don’t hurt me.
          No more.

    • #187821
      Anonymous
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      Numbers is something our brains made up a long with many other things like sound and time to cope with the universe being completely devoid of reason and logic.

    • #187828
      Anonymous
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      Abstract tools to count, quantify, order and measure imaginary or physical objects

    • #187829
      El Arcón
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      A number is an element of an ordered set, or a partially ordered set.

      • #187832
        Anonymous
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        incomplete answer

    • #187830
      Anonymous
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      A concept.

      • #187831
        Anonymous
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        i could use a little help myself

    • #187833
      Anonymous
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      numbers are quantities or mathematical objects defined by a set of axioms. you have different kinds of numbers like integers, irrationals, complex, vectors, etc

    • #187834
      Anonymous
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      a stand-in for a real physical thing or a theoretical thing.

      • #187835
        Anonymous
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        so 1 can mean (1 apple) or it can mean 1 znorf(a znorf is a metaphysical fruit i want to genetically engineer into life).

        2 means 2 znorfs or 2 apples or it can mean 1 znorf and 1 apple, depending on context applied.

        • #187837
          Anonymous
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          so a number is nothing more than a tool, and just like the word ‘gay’ is a descriptor of a state

          the word 1 can stand for amount of gays in the room.

          however, they are both concepts, and a concept is just a thought.

          and a thought is just a tool.

          • #187840
            Anonymous
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            it doesnt have any inherent existance beyond what it subjectively means to every person.

            however, due to convention and learning(indoctrination), 1 will mean the same thing to "most people"…

            so its not that its objective its just that it’s subjective reality is shared with enough people enabling conversation.

            this is no different to the word ‘gay’.

            however if you were to use the word ‘gay’ in the 1800s im sure it would actually mean ‘happy’ and not your sexual orientation.

            this shows that a) homosexuals have no shame and even steal words standing for happiness from the wider population and b) the meaning of words change.

            say some Harvard or MIT cunt tomorrows decides that the number 1 should really stand for what the number 2 now stands for and vice versa and the gnomish press publishizes this widely and use their agents in academia to push it into the curricula.

            then suddenly the word 1 now means 2 for the greatest amounts of consciousnesses.

            do you catch my drift?

    • #187836
      Anonymous
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      A number by itself is meaningless. What matters is a number system. Once you have a number system, you can talk about what the numbers in them are. 13 in Z/61Z is a number but it’s not the same kind of number as 13 in Z.

    • #187838
      Anonymous
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      It’s the name for how many of something there are.
      Lol.

      • #187839
        Anonymous
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        >the label is the thing it refers to
        >t. NPC

        • #187858
          Anonymous
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          Yes that’s what words are.

          For example describe this: O

          It’s a circle, because that’s the name for this thing: O.

          Anything more descriptive than that is just a ruse, a lie, a deception. You have deceived yourself, you bigot. Wittgenstein was right. Lol.

    • #187841
      Anonymous
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      >numbers are subjective

      • #187842
        Anonymous
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        numbers are just words. sure, they are widely agreed upon but in the end just symbols for the mind.

        • #187843
          Anonymous
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          >the label is the thing it refers to

          • #187845
            Anonymous
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            i never said that. read again.

            • #187846
              Anonymous
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              >i never said that
              >numbers are just words
              So are numbers just words, or are the words referencing numbers, just words?

              • #187847
                Anonymous
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                they are both symbols… to the mind there is no difference to "two" and 2 beyond the immediate experiental content…

                it is just due to convention we call "two" a word and "2" a number…

                • #187849
                  Anonymous
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                  >the label/symbol is the thing it refers to
                  >no, i did not say what i just said

                  • #187850
                    Anonymous
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                    i suggest you read what i said again

                    the problem with language is that it is subjective which your example shows. lol.

                    • #187851
                      Anonymous
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                      Does "two"/"2" refer to something?

                      • #187852
                        Anonymous
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                        not in your head.

                      • #187853
                        Anonymous
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                        Okay. So does "two"/"2" refer to something?

                      • #187854
                        Anonymous
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                        well you have to answer that. stop pestering me.

                      • #187855
                        Anonymous
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                        Does it refer to anything or not? Yes or no?

                      • #187856
                        Anonymous
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                        it refers to two quantities. but that is only because of convention. its just a word. calm down.

        • #187844
          Anonymous
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          i suppose i should add that they are the most "objective" you could ever come to. but humans are not objective but subjective.

          a supercomputer could in theory be objective if it knew everything about the universe and used everything to calculate anything but humans are fallible.

          that is not to say a supercomputer such as this exists. it doesnt and probably never will. i suppose the garden gnomes made me make that comment.

    • #187848
      Anonymous
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      A thing to describe the relationship between things and other things.

    • #187857
      Anonymous
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      An abstract object defined in the most basic sense through god.

    • #187859
      Anonymous
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      A gift from God.

    • #187861
      Anonymous
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      Arbitrary symbols
      1+1 doesn’t mean anything with no context

    • #187863
      Anonymous
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