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William (William of Ockham [original spelling]), English philosopher, 1300-1341.
Occam razor - in principle of scientific parsimony, the simplest explanation is always preferable.
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(34 )'Dialogue, Part iii, Tract ii On the Rights of the Roman Empire', chapter 17, in William of Ockham: A Letter to the Friars Minor, ed.
William of Ockham y Walter Chatton sobre la mayor o menor perfeccion de los actos mentales," Topicos, no..
For Richard Weaver the decisive event in the decline of the West took place in the 14th century: the rejection of Plato's Theory of Ideas and acceptance of William of Ockham's nominalism:
William of Ockham (1957) Philosophical writings: a selection.
Ockham Explained: From Razor to Rebellion tells of a group of 1328 Franciscans who steal the official seal of the Franciscan Order and one William of Ockham, who had a new approach to the concept of church-state separation.
Nominalism suffers from a bad reputation and has (perhaps wrongly) been attributed to the English philosopher William of Ockham who turned from the Aristotelian categories to experience and semantics.
This principle, also known as the Law of Parsimony, is attributed to William of Ockham, a 14th-century English logician and theologian.
Marsilius of Padua and William of Ockham. Thomas Renna, Saginaw Valley State University
Counter to political theorist Leo Strauss, Oakley sees the development of a secular social theory not in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with Hobbes and Grotius, but much earlier in the thirteenth century with the thinking of William of Ockham. Now, Ockham was no secularist.
honor of 14th century philosopher and logician, William of Ockham, who
"Perhaps this is explained by a principle used in philosophy and science called Ockham's razor, named after 14th Century Franciscan friar William of Ockham. Sometimes referred to as the 'law of succinctness,' it is often paraphrased as 'all things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one.'