Ideal Numbers

Some articles on number, ideal numbers, numbers:

Xenocrates - Philosophy - Metaphysics
... assumption of Xenocrates, that the soul is a self-moving number ... in heaven, as father and Zeus, as uneven number and spirit the latter as female, as the mother of the gods, and as the soul of the universe which reigns over the mutable ... individual soul, in a derivative sense a self-moving number, that is, the first number endowed with motion ...
Speusippus - Philosophy - Metaphysics
... Plato's Theory of Forms whereas Plato distinguished between ideal numbers (i.e ... the Platonic Forms of numbers) and mathematical numbers, Speusippus rejected the ideal numbers, and consequently the ideas ... Thus he distinguished substances of number, of size, of soul, while Plato had referred them, as separate entities, to the ideal numbers ...

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