Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Quantities, philosophy: quantity is an expression for the set of countable objects, which is referred to in a statement, or correspondingly the expression for the mass of an uncountable material substance about which a statement is. Today, quantity is no longer regarded fundamentally as a category, as it was the case in the traditional philosophy since Aristotle. See also qualities, categories, mass terms, problem of quantities.
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Problem of quantities / Field: e.g. definition of distance with congruence and "between" but without numbers - not "distance three times as large as ..." - e.g. acceleration: not - "twice as much as" - I 198 P.o.qu. / relationism: e.g. takes a whole bunch of infinite families of comparative acceleration predicates - that is the reformulated version -> Movement.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24