Occam's Razor

Created on Feb. 23, 2013, 6:23 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 5:39 p.m.

Take the simplest hypothesis and this should be the right one, because it it most likely that it is true. Entities should not be multiplied without necessity.

  • "Principle of Simplicity"
  • Among competing hypothesis, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected
  • A theory is simple, if
  • it contains as few variables and hypothesis as possible
  • that relate clearly logical with each other and
  • the Subject to be explained can be logical deduced (from these assumptions and hypotheses)

Tags: theories, philosophy
Categories: Concept
Parent: Theory

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