William of Ockham

about 1288 - 1348

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William of Ockham was an English mathematician and philosopher best known for Ockham's razor, one version of which is: It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
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List of References (32 books/articles)

Some Quotations (2)

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. Dave Beckett
  1. The Catholic Encyclopedia
  2. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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