Ideas from 'On Simple Theories of a Complex World' by Willard Quine [1960], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Ways of Paradox and other essays' by Quine,Willard [Harvard 1976,0-674-94837-8]].

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14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 1. Scientific Theory
It seems obvious to prefer the simpler of two theories, on grounds of beauty and convenience
There are four suspicious reasons why we prefer simpler theories