Ideas from 'Modes of Extension: comment on Fine' by Peter Simons [2008], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics' (ed/tr Le Poidevin,Robin) [CUP 2008,978-0-521-73544-5]].

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18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 7. Abstracta by Equivalence
Any equivalence relation among similar things allows the creation of an abstractum
Abstraction is usually seen as producing universals and numbers, but it can do more