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William of Ockham

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Biography - William of Ockham:

English Franciscan friar, scholastic philosopher and theologian.
Born: 1287 - Died: 1347
14th century
13th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Plurality is never to be posited without necessity.



Also known as Occam's razor or the law of parsimony.



(French, German, Latin)

Les multiples ne doivent pas être utilisés sans nécessité.

Eine Mehrheit darf nie ohne Not zugrunde gelegt werden.

Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate.

See also 

See also...

It is pointless to do with more what can be done with fewer.


Quotes for: necessity

Article XVII – Property being an inviolable and sacred right, no one can be deprived of private usage, if it is not when the public necessity, legally noted, evidently requires it, and under the condition of a just and prior indemnity.

The necessity of pursuing true Happiness is the foundation of liberty.

A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.

Necessity delivers us from the embarrassment of choice.

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.

Necessity never made a good bargain.


William of Ockham also said...

It is pointless to do with more what can be done with fewer.

Logic is the most useful tool of all the arts. Without it no science can be fully known.

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