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What is an example of a counterexample to Occam's Razor?


Occam’s Razor says—get rid if you can find any way to do so.

Not always the best advice.

The counterexample that comes to mind is unconscious mental activity. This is obviously number one on the Occam’s Razor hit-list. But every time somebody tries to eliminate the unconscious—by trying to absorb into conscious mental activity or into overt behaviors—-it always finds a way to reassert its autonomy.

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