Logic pp 105-126 | Cite as

The Logic of Arithmetic

  • Nick Earle
Part of the Introductory Monographs in Mathematics book series (INMOMA)


The few instances of scientific ‘law’ which have been cited in previous chapters — the law of gravity, Boyle’s law and Mendel’s law of inheritance — all depend for their verification either upon counting or measuring or both. Since it is natural to regard measurement as an extension of counting to the case where subdivisions of the units counted — whether of length, time or mass — are counted in their turn, we can fairly say that the fundamental activity in all scientific investigation is counting.


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© Nick Earle 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Earle
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  1. 1.Bromsgrove SchoolUK

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