Occam's Razor


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  • noun

Synonyms for Occam's Razor

the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly

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And the basis for this conclusion - William of Occam's razor.
The Gale/Montanaro thesis is interesting, but fails the Occam's razor test.
Conan Doyle, who famously said, "when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth," and the other Occam's Razor, of the true origins of which I was previously unaware - leave it to Mr.
The second possibility, which I think is much more likely, is that we don't really have Occam's razor [see note 1].
Occam's razor would suggest this is quite possible, and it seems more consistent with recent American eating and sleeping habits.
Causal redundancy, anti-colocation, and parsimony arguments, for example, rest upon the mistaken notion that metaphysical principles, such as causality, no coincidence, and Occam's razor apply generally when, in fact, they are irrelevant to cases involving analytic entailments.
In particular, Occam's razor, the principle named after William of Occam, a 14th-century philosopher, does not apply in this setting.
But hey, let's follow the example of the DJs, and apply Occam's Razor for a moment.
Occam's razor says, if it seems like there is mocking:
Of course, Occam's razor would suggest that men and women are exaggerating and downplaying their bedpost notches, respectively.
We've argued that the Occam's razor explanation for this trend is that overregulation and lawsuits have tipped the balance in favor of private management for many investors.
Occam's razor is in effect here,'' said Brandon Gray, president of Box Office Mojo.