Occam's Razor

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Synonyms for Occam's Razor

the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly

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225, 232), Hassing's extensive and probing essay here examines the arguments favoring ontological and methodological reductionism, and shows the inadequacy of the early grounding, by reductionists such as Laplace, of the project for a unified science under the parallelogram rule in classical mechanics.
Labour economics has been variously attacked for its methodological reductionism, reliance on secondary analysis, restrictive assumptions and the support it lends to perversity arguments to counter progressive labour market reform.
Thus, Ricoeur rejects all forms of methodological reductionism and demands an openness to the possibility of the encounter with ultimate questions of meaning.