(also Ockham's razor)
The principle (attributed to William of Occam) that in explaining a thing no more assumptions should be made than are necessary. The principle is often invoked to defend reductionism or nominalism. Compare with principle of parsimony at parsimony.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The Faithfulness Condition is thus a formal version of Ockham's razor.
- This approach seems to apply Occam's razor to the principle itself, eliminating the word ‘assumptions.’
- That was Occam's razor, a fundamental principle of scientific reasoning.
Definición de Occam's razor en:
- el diccionario Inglés de EE.UU.