Occam's Razor

Occam's razor (more formally referred to as the principle of parsimony) is a principle commonly stated as "Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity". When several theories are able to explain the same observations, Occam's razor suggests the simpler one is preferable. It must be noted that Occam's razor is a requirement for the simplicity of theories, not for the size of the systems described by those theories. For example, the immensity of the Universe isn't at odds with the principle of Occam's razor.

Applied to State, Art, Identity by musq 3y ago
Applied to Notes on Simplicity by David Gross 3y ago
Applied to Message Length by Zack M. Davis 3y ago
Applied to "Inductive Bias" by Zack M. Davis 3y ago