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It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.  - William of Occam
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Born: 1285

Died: 1349 (aged 64)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: William of Ockham was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher, who is believed to have been born in Ockham, a small village in Surrey. He is considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the centre of the major intellectual and political controversies of the fourteenth century.

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Think simples' as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.

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