There is a certain passage by Karl Marx I remember in which he talks about the assumptions behind the meaning of the number 1.
Marx points out that when we add together two items, such as apples (not sure if that's the example he used), that each of those items is inevitably different. He goes on to say (as I remember it) that we must assume that different things are in some way the same in order to do simple operations like addition and counting.
I'm not very knowledgeable about Marx's writings and searches for this passage have turned up nothing.
Can anyone tell me where I can find this passage? Or if I just imagined it?