Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Q11 A2: Whether "one" and "many" are opposed to each other?

Yes. The transcendental "one" (which is convertible with "being") is opposed to "multitude" by way of privation, as the undivided is to the thing divided.

The mathematical "one", however, (which is the principle of number) is opposed to "multitude" (which is number) as the measure is to the thing measured.