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William of Occam

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒkəm
 
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(also Ockham)

Definition of William of Occam in English:

( Circa 1285–1349), English philosopher and Franciscan friar. A defender of nominalism, he is known for the maxim called ‘Occam’s razor’.

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