The Principle of Sufficient Reason

Form the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy

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“The Principle of Sufficient Reason is a powerful and controversial philosophical principle stipulating that everything must have a reason or cause. This simple demand for thoroughgoing intelligibility yields some of the boldest and most challenging theses in the history of metaphysics and epistemology.”

Read on for some of the implications of this principle, one of the most important in philosophy.

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About Peter Ellerton

Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and Lecturer in Critical Thinking.

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