On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 4:09:03 PM UTC-4, JohnM wrote: > > Bruno asked why I have problems how to figure out *'numbers'*. * * > > In his texts (as I remember and I have no quotes at hand) the "world" can > be construed from a large enough amount of numbers in simple arithmetical > ways (addition-subtraction). Also: numbers do not mean quantities. > If his older post with pegs (II=two, IIII=four etc.) is OK, the 'words' > two and four DO mean quantities. If not, as 'numbers' they are meaningless > combinations of letters (sounds?) we could call the series any way, as well > as e.g.: > tylba, chuggon, rpais, etc. for 1,2,3 - or take them from any other > language (eins,zwei,drei, - egy, kettő, három) as they developed in diverse > domains/lifestyles. The 'numbers' would be like "Ding an Sich" (German) > however used as qualifiers for quantities if so applied (see Bruno's 'pegs' > above). > > More reasonably sounds the idea of my wife, Maria, who assigns the > primitive development of quantities originally to proportions: "larger > (amount)" - "smaller (amount)" >
Yes, I think that is a good place to start. Larger and smaller are aesthetic qualities - feelings which we use to discern objects from one another and changes in objects (the pond is larger after it rains). Craig > evolving in some thousand centuries into the process of 'counting' the > included units. I published on this list my thought for developing the > Roman numbering signs. I started with 2 - a PAIR of hands etc. (not with > one, which means only the existence) and branching into 5 (as fingers, as > in pentaton music) already as 'many'. > > I still have no idea what description could fit *'number'* in Bruno's > usage (I did not study number - theory - to keep my common sense > (agnostic?) thinking free). > > John Mikes > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.