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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Fraassen, Bas
 
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Simplicity I 90
simplicity / theory / Fraassen: it is absurd to suppose that it is more likely that the world is simple, than that it is complicated - but that is metaphysics.

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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-25