I’m looking at his stuff now. I keep doing “BUT I THOUGHT OF THAT MYSELF”… and here he is 120 years ago already said it: I put it as “all numbers are agnostic and equal in length to one another and touch each other in the same direction.” which was my big “a-ha about 3 years ago. But here it is 120 years before me.
“. When we look at a flock of sheep, what we notice is that they all look alike. We sense no qualitative change as we move from one to another. We also notice that we can enumerate the sheep. We are able to enumerate them because each sheep is spatially separated from or juxtaposed to the others; in other words, each occupies a discernable spatial location. Therefore, quantitative multiplicities, as Bergson says, are homogeneous and spatial. Moreover, because a quantitative multiplicity is homogeneous, we can represent it with a symbol, for instance, a sum: ‘25’.”
I have a sneaky suspicion that this might be the missing philosopher I couldn’t find.
I’m genuinely surprised as I’m poking through quotes of his and stuff. Feels fresh and familiar, totally different experience than I normally have with any philosopher, who usually I struggle wit
re a creative force in the Universe. At every moment, you change and with each change new is sprouting forth out of you from within, modifying the very Universe in which you live.
‘m just guessing but I suspect the message was something like that. I have to read more up on him but I like what I see so far.