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William of Ockham Occam's razor (or Ockham's razor) is a principle from philosophy. Suppose two explanations are equally likely.

Occam's razor

Occam's razor

List of unsolved problems in philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of unsolved problems in philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems in philosophy. Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. "What is the meaning of life?", "Where did we come from?", "What is reality?"
Bio Philip Zimbardo Philip Zimbardo is internationally recognized as a leading "voice and face of contemporary psychology" through his widely seen PBS-TV series, "Discovering Psychology," his media appearances, best-selling trade books on shyness, and his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 (now an Emeritus Professor), having taught previously at Yale, NYU, and Columbia University. He continues teaching graduate students at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and at the Naval Post Graduate School (Monterey). He has been given numerous awards and honors as an educator, researcher, writer, and service to the profession. Philip Zimbardo: The Secret Powers of Time (Animated)

Philip Zimbardo: The Secret Powers of Time (Animated)

Depressive realism

Depressive realism is the hypothesis developed by Alloy and Abramson[1] that depressed individuals make more realistic inferences than non-depressed individuals. Although depressed individuals are thought to have a negative cognitive bias that results in recurrent, negative automatic thoughts, maladaptive behaviors, and dysfunctional world beliefs,[2][3][4] depressive realism argues not only that this negativity may reflect a more accurate appraisal of the world but also that non-depressed individuals’ appraisals are positively biased.[5] This theory remains very controversial as it brings into question the mechanism of change that cognitive behavioral therapy for depression purports to target.[6] While the evidence currently supports the validity of depressive realism, its effect may be restricted to a select few situations.[7] Evidence for[edit] Depressive realism