Single Idea 4037

[catalogued under 2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 6. Ockham's Razor]

Full Idea

Ockham's Razor is the principle that we need reasons to believe in entities.

Clarification

'Entities' are just things which exist

Gist of Idea

Ockham's Razor is the principle that we need reasons to believe in entities

Source

DH Mellor / A Oliver (Introduction to 'Properties' [1997], 9)

Book Reference

'Properties', ed/tr. Mellor,D.H. /Oliver,A [OUP 1997], p.22


A Reaction

This presumably follows from an assumption that all beliefs need reasons, but is that the case? The Principle of Sufficient Reason precedes Ockham's Razor.