Knowledge of Education

Quantitative (Theoretical) Structures

Steiner (1988) defines quantitative structures as follows:

Theoretical structures allow one to shape and group instances; they are universals and so are generals that are independent of time and place. Although 'quantitative' in a common sense pertains to numbers, in its technical sense it involves extension. Generals independent of time and place are universal classes as so have range. 'All' is a quantifier. (p. 18, italics added)


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For further description and examples of quantitative structures, see 'knowing that'.