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  • 'Ockham's razor' - "entities should not be multiplied more than is needed" (in Latin, entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem).

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  • If the former, they exist "objectively" like natural objects such as water and the Sun; if the latter, they are only mental entities, objects of thought, i.e., what the scholastics called entia rationis.

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  • In 2005, astronomers at Cardiff University even claimed to have discovered a galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter [ref]. entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitate entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity

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  • Well, the rule isn't entia non sunt multiplicant - it's that entia non sunt multiplicant unnecessarily.

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  • Murtha's Razor entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem,

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  • The only one of these that is Logically binding is the original formulation, "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem", which can be expressed in mathematical terms by saying that A+B=C is better than A+D-D+B=C.

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  • It is clear from reading these works as well as Dietrich's other scientific and philosophical writings in which he established the nature of the metaphysical elements of esse, ens, entia, and quiditas that he concerned himself with what might be called the metaphysical structure of reality.

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  • Essences are therefore entia diminuta, though not so diminished that they cannot be something in themselves

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  • Since such projections depend for their existence on the activity of the mind, medieval philosophers refer to them as beings of reason (entia rationis).

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  • Bayle himself considered these objects as those which were denominated “entia rationis,” beings of reason; they are, however, in fact, only material things considered in their masses, their superficies, their simple lengths and breadths, and the extremities of these simple lengths and breadths.

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  • Genus name for a eulophid wasp. International rules of nomenclature would not prevent this name from being used as the name for a plant, preferably a new genus of tree!

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