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WILLIAM OF OCCAM
English Franciscan friar and philosopher
(c. 1285 - 1349)

Occam's Razor: No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary, i.e., the fewer assumptions an explanation of a phenomenon depends on, the better the explanation.
  [Lat., Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.]
      - [Assumptions]

Plurality should not be presumed unnecessarily.
  [Lat., Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate.]
      - [Assumptions]


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