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Andrew Haines on using Ockham’s Razor as an Axe :

I am sick of hearing about Ockham’s Razor. Not because I think it’s an unimportant thing to understand, mind you, but rather because it has been almost universally  misunderstood  and so is almost always misapplied. One example is the contemporary trend of reducing moral values to the inclinations present in individual experience—a modern  lex parsimoniae  with severe, rationalistic consequences.



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