(un)common ground

a commonplace book

Occam’s Razor

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necesitate. … Frustra fit per plura quod potest fieri per pauciora.

William of Ockham

Notes:
Interpretations: “Pluralities should not be posited unnecessarily. For in vain is made through several things what can be done by fewer.”

Occam’s (or Ockham’s) Razor

Note that this is not an indictment of any complex reasoning, only unnecessarily complex reasoning. A good heuristic, but not a logical fallacy, technically.

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