Definition of sufficient reason in English:
noun[mass noun] Philosophy
The principle (associated particularly with G.W. Leibniz) that all events must ultimately be explicable in terms of the reasons a divine being would have had for choosing one alternative rather than another.
- The final form of the principle of sufficient reason has application to only a single object for each subject.
- Ultimately, the causal version of the principle of sufficient reason cannot yield the conclusion Clarke wanted.
- I see no plausibility in the claim that the principle of sufficient reason is known a priori to be true.
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