Principle of Sufficient Reason

[Revised entry by Yitzhak Melamed and Martin Lin on February 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Principle of Sufficient Reason is a powerful and controversial philosophical
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[Revised entry by Yitzhak Melamed and Martin Lin on February 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] 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. In this entry we begin with explaining the Principle, and then turn to the history of the debates around it....

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