William of Ockham

William of Ockham In existographies, William of Ockham (c.1288-1348) (IQ:170|#340) [RGM:222|1,330+], or “Occam”, was an English theologian, scholastic philosopher, and physicist; noted for []

Atomic theory
Ockham, in the context of the history of atomic theory, was critical of Aristotle; claimed that matter could be reduced down to elementary particles. [1]

Occam’s razor
Ockham is commonly known for “Occam’s razor”, which is a problem solving principle, attributed to him, which states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. (Ѻ)

References
1. Stenger, Victor J. (2013). God and the Atom: from Democritus to the Higgs Boson: the Story of a Triumphant Idea (pgs. 49, 55). Prometheus Books.

External links
William of Ockham – Wikipedia.

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