William of Occam


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Noun1.William of Occam - English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)William of Occam - English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
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The Franciscan Friar William of Occam said it best about 700 years ago in the form of the principle of parsimony, which we now know as Occam's Razor.
In particular, Occam's razor, the principle named after William of Occam, a 14th-century philosopher, does not apply in this setting.
These include thumbnail sketches of, for example, ergot (note 189) and William of Occam (note 162), and charming asides such as the German chemist Liebig on chocolate (note 1166).