Bergson believed in a spectrum between quality and quantity, the unit of which is repetition. Quality lives in the space between two repetitions, and quantity amounts to many of them all together. It is a question of zooming in or out.
Lacan postulates something similar: between two signifiers is an enigmatic fusional world of total meaning - at one extreme - and at the other extreme we find many signifiers battering us with the inane repetition of nonsense.
Ordinary meaning lives between these two extremes
Systems thinking suggests than optimal information flow and flexibility is possible between two extremes - chaos on one end, rigidity on the other.
Is there a metaphysical continuum between one and many? Would that be a metaphysical topic?