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Comment author: Matt_Simpson 16 February 2012 06:31:37PM 2 points [-]

The limiting argument is mostly irrelevant. Frequentist procedures also have nice properties in the limit, but so what? The justification for Occam's razor is philosophical, not mathematical, and AFAIK it doesn't justify any particular mathematical form of the razor.

I use the term "justification" loosely above because it's sort of circular. See Where Recursive Justification Hits Bottom