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 , December 21, 2019
A first principle is a rule, guideline, law or theory that has broad explanatory power such that it can be applied to a large number of situations. These aren't necessarily factual and can be assumptions or approaches that are adopted by a society, organization or team. For example, an architect who embraces minimalism may use form follows function as a first principle to guide design where this represents their style as opposed to a universal truth. The following ideas are commonly used as first principles.
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