#StackBounty: #philosophical #parsimony Structural complexity versus ontological complexity

Bounty: 50

From the article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor:

Another contentious aspect of the razor is that a theory can become more complex in terms of its structure (or syntax), while its ontology (or semantics) becomes simpler, or vice versa. Quine, in a discussion on definition, referred to these two different perspectives as "economy of practical expression" and "economy in grammar and vocabulary", respectively.

Within statistics, are there some examples that can help understand where the above occurs or where this may be of importance?


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