Razor (philosophy)

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In philosophy, a razor is a principle or premise that allows one to eliminate unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.[1]

Razors include:

Some philosophers have proposed anti-razors. Examples include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Garg, A. (17 May 2010). "Occam's razor". A.Word.A.Day. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Hanlon's Razor". The Jargon File 4.4.7. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ Miles, M. (2003). Inroads: Paths in Ancient and Modern Western Philosophy. University of Toronto Press. p. 543. ISBN 978-0802037442. 
  4. ^ Forrest, P. (2001). "Counting the cost of modal realism". In Preyer, G.; Siebelt, F. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis. Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 93. ISBN 978-0742512016.