[OPE-L:7153] [OPE-L:659] Re: Re: Am I my own brother?

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 05:16:06 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 16:24:17 +0900
From: Chai-on Lee <conlee@chonnam.chonnam.ac.kr>

Jerry wrote:

>Perhaps an alternative explanation might be that there is no necessary
>suggestion that 100 pennies and 1 dollar are in all respects equal simply
>because there is an equation and an "=" sign.


Sure. If they are equal in all respects, we have to use 'identity' sign
that has three lines of -.
Equation signifies an equality just in one respect only.

"A pair of shoes = 10 us dollars" signifies that they are equal only in

Why is this at issue by the way?

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