The largest number

The largest number is 6.
I counted one, two, three, four, five, six, then I stopped. So the largest number is 6.

Once I tell you that numbers are not transferable between applications then you should see that I have indeed proved, to cultured satisfaction, that the largest number is 6.

What does this mean?

What’s with is this apparent interest in “cultured satisfaction”?

I counted to 7.

…I win.

Numbers are not transferable between applications. That is, we can’t compare numbers that have arisen in different applications. So, for example, I cannot say take the number 6 and use it in this or that application. Numbers only arise in their application, theya er not preexisting. Numbers that aren’t in an application aren’t numbers, they are numerals. So a set of numbers is actually a set of numerals.

I aim to satisfy according to good, educated tastes and do not present my arguments for the pleasure of the rablle-rouser and mischief-maker.

No, you don’t win. My claim that 6 is the largest number is incontrovertible. You can’t compare numbers between applications.

We’re not using different applications—we’re both counting, bruah.

QED.

My application was a count of 6. Your application was not my application. 6 is the largest number, as I proved.

no, they were the same application.

Why didn’t you go to 7?

You didn’t prove anyting. You arbitrarily defined two different applications of counting or addition (yours and mine)----which was really the same ‘application’ of numbers. And then you arbitrarily defined your largest number. This thread is hereby refuted.

QED.

HaHa - here’s the answer to my puzzle! -

It wasn’t the same application. But numbers are not transferable between applications.
So - my claim that 6 was the largest number was correct.
And your claim that seven was the largest number was correct.
Both were correct. But as the largest number they were NOT transferable - hence they were not able to be compared for largeness.

it wasn’t a puzzle, and your “solution” is incorrect. those are the same application, in the same way that the heights of two different people are the same “application,” and you can compare two peoples’ heights.