Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Simplicity philosophy: is not definable. E.g. One could try to define the simplicity of an object by the fact that the subject requires the shortest description. This is bound to fail, because the symbols used in the description in turn may refer to complex entities. See also unity, complexity, descriptions.
 
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Chomsky, Noam
 
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Noam Chomsky
Simplicity I 295
Simplicity/Chomsky: mathematics has no concept of the "easiness" of a calculation - therefore one needs an optimal computational procedure.
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I 305
Chomsky refers to choice between grammars, not between theories - E of G would be empirically like a physical constant.

Cho I
N. Chomsky
Aspekte der Syntaxtheorie Frankfurt 1978

Cho II
N. Chomsky
Language and Mind Cambridge 2006


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24