2.28 - Occam Razor: Occams Razor: accept the simplest and...

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Occam Razor: Occam’s Razor: accept the simplest and economistical theory that is supported by data. o Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessities You should postulate any more things in order to explain what is needed to be explained. Don’t believe in anymore things than you need to in order to explain something o None of this data needs objective ethical truths. o Even though it is wrong it allows us to recognize that what we are doing is wrong o Not about what believes that people have just what they should have Claim: Objective moral facts will not explain any observable facts o Ex: you don’t need to identify something as objectively wrong to explain something if this morals are not visible to the moral 1 response S. Laudar: o Must – is telling you and not explaining about to you. o It’s a principles on how you should think and not act o Only applies to empirical information but doesn’t apply to evaluative questions or normative questions o
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Jean during the Spring '06 term at Cal Poly.

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2.28 - Occam Razor: Occams Razor: accept the simplest and...

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