Quantity and number

In Daniel D. Novotný & Lukáš Novák (eds.), Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics. New York, USA: Routledge. pp. 221-244 (2014)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Quantity is the first category that Aristotle lists after substance. It has extraordinary epistemological clarity: "2+2=4" is the model of a self-evident and universally known truth. Continuous quantities such as the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle are as clearly known as discrete ones. The theory that mathematics was "the science of quantity" was once the leading philosophy of mathematics. The article looks at puzzles in the classification and epistemology of quantity.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
FRAQAN
Upload history
Archival date: 2019-10-07
View other versions
Added to PP index
2019-09-14

Total views
85 ( #39,339 of 54,561 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
28 ( #25,542 of 54,561 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.