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William of Ockham

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  • n. English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)

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Examples

  • Accepting simultaneous alternatives and denying the necessity of the present are typical of modal semantics and modal logic after Campsall, especially in the work of figures such as William of Ockham and John Buridan.

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  • Being ready involves wiping the mental slate clean, going forward without prejudice in order to be open to learning, and therefore applying the kind of razor to the overgrowth of our assumptions that became so famously associated with the medieval philosopher William of Ockham.

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  • As far as logic or scientific method, this is one of the most powerful razors in the world, made by William of Ockham.

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  • Around the time William of Ockham (c. 1287-1347) wrote his

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  • Maybe the Republicans ought to listen to the famous 14th-century English logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham who said, "Of two equivalent theories or explanations, all other things being equal, the simpler one is to be preferred."

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  • Pinckaers has done in revitalizing the Thomistic moral theology, I wonder if he is correct in tracing the origins of the problems that arose in Catholic moral theology to the voluntarists and William of Ockham.

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  • So, if you're going to wield the trusty razor of William of Ockham, it seems to me that deriving *mad from *médhu- takes far less of a leap than deriving it from Akkadian muḫaddū ...

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  • "So, if you're going to wield the trusty razor of William of Ockham, it seems to me that deriving *mad from *médhu- takes far less of a leap than deriving it from Akkadian muḫaddū ..."

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  • I also had to popular search engine William of Ockham remember, I'm intellectually disabled.

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  • Victor Canto decides to invoke the name of William of Ockham was who lived from 1288 to 1348.

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