I realize it sounds as if I am of the stance of “nothing is real; it’s just words” but on the contrary, I’m precisely the opposite of that: it’s ALL real, even if it’s constructed of our minds, because our minds are also real. Our consciousness is real. It’s all very much quite real.
Oh this discussion has been fantastic for me as I’ve been wanting to get back to this again. I’m revisiting those big graphs I was working on – Sept 21 [its in the filename] – so i guess a month+ ago –
I’d been narrowing down my opinion on these things but it’s been tricky to get it right.
It lay somewhere around Consciousness-Matter Dualism i think
Quantity and Mathematical objects are both Mathematical concepts.
quantity is an abstraction from physical quantities.
Oh I don’t think there is any “just” about it.
Our participation in this is what makes all of this knowledge even possible.