Research professor in philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Elliott Sober is the Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F Vilas Research Professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His latest book is Ockham’s Razors: A User’s Manual (2015).
Why is simpler better?
Ockham’s Razor says that simplicity is a scientific virtue, but justifying this philosophically is strangely elusive