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17 votes
16 answers
7k views

Why can't numbers be 'used up'?

11 votes
11 answers
4k views

Why is a set with one element distinct from the element itself?

6 votes
7 answers
996 views

How can we denote objects that no longer exist?

4 votes
2 answers
185 views

How does logic deal with objects that change?

4 votes
7 answers
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How does one determine the boundary of an object?

4 votes
5 answers
552 views

Are numbers, given just as mathematical objects, quantities in themselves?

4 votes
2 answers
202 views

Are numbers particulars?

4 votes
2 answers
134 views

Can concrete objects have multiple occurrences?

3 votes
4 answers
226 views

What are an object's properties?

3 votes
2 answers
47 views

Drawing a distinction between a 'type', the set of it's tokens

3 votes
3 answers
140 views

Can an 'abstract object' be a collection of constituent parts?

3 votes
3 answers
316 views

Can a collection be a single 'thing'?

3 votes
2 answers
67 views

Using 'numbers' in natural language

3 votes
3 answers
99 views

Is it a rule of formal languages that all occurences of a symbol must 'refer' to the same object?

2 votes
2 answers
84 views

Names within names

2 votes
5 answers
222 views

Can all words be self-denoting?

2 votes
4 answers
125 views

Is there a correct way to 'read' mathematical expressions?

2 votes
2 answers
135 views

Why is equals or '=' used in natural language for equivalence?

2 votes
1 answer
120 views

Physical location of abstract objects

2 votes
3 answers
155 views

Are quantities/amounts a state of existence?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

What does 'denote' mean in language and mathematics?

2 votes
2 answers
84 views

How does 'use-mention' apply to formulas?

2 votes
1 answer
103 views

Russell - Concepts vs Denotation

2 votes
2 answers
242 views

Understanding 'Assignment'

2 votes
1 answer
91 views

Do spoken languages have a sense of operators with 'order of operations'

2 votes
1 answer
123 views

Understanding the syntax of subsitution

2 votes
3 answers
363 views

What is the nature of the term 'variable', and is it used differently in math, computer science, and logic?

2 votes
2 answers
134 views

Physical vs abstract collections

2 votes
1 answer
83 views

Ontology over time

2 votes
1 answer
137 views

ls elementary mathematical equality essentially a self-identity statement?