chalet-des-iles-daumesnil Websites Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy William Ockham Last updated Sep Skepdic Books by . This principle has been used by atheists to reject Abraham sgod iscreator hypothesis favor of natural evolution if perfect being had created universe both and its components would much simpler

Nathalie corré

Nathalie corré

The original principle seems to have been invoked within context of belief notion that perfection is simplicity itself. William might be said to have been skeptical of this realm plurality called the universals. Today we think of the principle parsimony as heuristic device

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Diane dassigny

Diane dassigny

William was somewhat of minimalist philosophy advocating nominalism against the more popular view realism. And so on. W. We don t assume that the simpler theory is correct and more complex one false

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Laurence vichnievsky

Laurence vichnievsky

Perhaps there is realm of eidos universal realities which are eternal immutable models for individual objects. In any case Occam razor is principle which frequently used outside of ontology . But we don need to posit such a realm in order explain individuals our concepts knowledge. Some have even found use for Occam razor to justify budget cuts arguing that what can be done with less is vain more

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Hopital marie lannelongue

Hopital marie lannelongue

. But Occam s razor does not say that the more simple hypothesis better. If it did Occam s would be dull razor for dim populace indeed. Natural theology uses reason alone to understand Abraham god AG contrasted with revealed which is founded upon scriptural revelations. All we know about AG from revelation

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Soeur de phedre

Soeur de phedre

Websites Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy William Ockham Last updated Sep Skepdic Books by . He needed to posit AG as the mind who could hear tree fall forest when nobody is present. This seems to be a metaphysical bias which we share with the medievals and ancient Greeks. This principle has been used by atheists to reject Abraham sgod iscreator hypothesis favor of natural evolution if perfect being had created universe both and its components would much simpler. Realists claim that not only are there individual objects and our concepts of those also universals

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Nicobion

Nicobion

Ockham thought that this was one too many pluralities. He responded by writing a treatise demonstrating that Pope John was heretic. P G

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According to Occam the idea of AG is not established by evident experience reasoning. For like them most of our disputes are not about this principle but what counts as necessary