(also Ockham's razor)
Definition of Occam's razor in English:
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.
- 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.
Definition of Occam's razor in:
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