The Philosophers' Magazine 30 (30):80-81 (2005)

Abstract
The desire for parsimony – to posit as few explanatory features as possible – has a rich philosophical history and is often given lots of weight in philosophical theory construction. But, as the psychologist Tania Lombrozo has demonstrated, our bias in favour of parsimony can lead us to adopt simple explanations even when it’s far more likely that a complicated explanation is correct
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.5840/tpm20053089
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