law of sufficient reason

Definition of law of sufficient reason

: a principle in logic: for everything that is there is a reason why it should be as it is rather than otherwise

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“Law of sufficient reason.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20of%20sufficient%20reason. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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