Post Number:#16 May 29th, 2012, 10:24 am
The number is a measure of repetitiveness of mind's recognition of generalized concepts of the objects. When I see no apples, I say there is zero apples. That means I know what an apple is, I have a mental image of it in my mind, tied to its name. If I do not find in reality a general copy of that mental image, I know that there is zero apples in front of me. When I notice that there is one apple, it is a proof that I know how to relate mental image and the name of an object to its real representation, even though there is no word "apple" on an apple. When I claim that there are two apples or any amount more, that proves that I am pretty well practiced at objects recognition. I can also manipulate numbers of objects purely in my mind , dis-attached from the actual objects. I can also mentally play with numbers only, as if they were some real thing, which is an exercise prior to me using math again in relation to real life's problems of manipulating our way through the myriad of concepts we ourselves invented.