William of Ockham

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William of Ockham was an English Franciscan friar, best known for his work as philosopher.


William of Ockham is one of the better known medieval philosophers. He sparked a lot of controversy in his time while inspiring many philosophers in the following centuries. He is best known for his philosophical principle, known as Occam's razor. The principle states that if there would be competing theories, the theory that shows the least assumptions, should be preferred.


William of Ockham and his theory are mentioned in the name of Occam's Razor in Fallout 3.

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