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Infinite Regress Arguments

Jan Willem Wieland
2012 Acta Analytica  
Introduction Overview Infinite regress arguments (henceforth IRAs) are powerful arguments and frequently used in all domains of philosophy.  ...  That is, it involves showing what kind of reasoning steps are part of such arguments. Importantly, if infinite regresses are not formulated in the context of a broader argument, they are idle.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12136-012-0165-1 fatcat:4it2ph3nsrehnkkibowiolunca

What is an Infinite Regress Argument? [chapter]

Claude Gratton
2009 Argumentation Library  
hypothesis to various infinite regress arguments to explain why they fail to entail an infinite regress; describe a common mistake in attempting to derive certain infinite regresses; and examine how infinite  ...  I describe the general structure of most infinite regress arguments; introduce some basic vocabulary; present a working hypothesis of the nature and derivation of an infinite regress; apply this working  ...  What is an Infinite Regress Argument?  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3341-3_1 fatcat:lxg4dc7o7nfvlfrdzziz36sko4

What is an Infinite Regress Argument?

Claude Gratton
1996 Informal Logic  
hypothesis to various infinite regress arguments to explain why they fail to entail an infinite regress; describe a common mistake in attempting to derive certain infinite regresses; and examine how infinite  ...  I describe the general structure of most infinite regress arguments; introduce some basic vocabulary; present a working hypothesis of the nature and derivation of an infinite regress; apply this working  ...  What is an Infinite Regress Argument?  ... 
doi:10.22329/il.v18i2.2380 fatcat:h65ylabthngu3gdm3uu5ui4eay

On the regress argument for infinitism

John Turri
2007 Synthese  
This paper critically evaluates one argument for infinitism: the regress argument. The dialectic is essentially this.  ...  This paper critically evaluates the regress argument for infinitism. The dialectic is essentially this.  ...  in order to evaluate the regress argument for infinitism.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11229-007-9270-x fatcat:kma4d6duwrae5jvyqd5xozwk3e

The Paradox Theory [chapter]

Jan Willem Wieland
2014 Infinite Regress Arguments  
Fourth, S2 infers an infinite regress from the foregoing.  ...  Furthermore, an infinite regress is vicious iff the entailed infinite regress does not exist (or is shown to be unacceptable, as I will explain below).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06206-8_2 fatcat:pp2w6tndg5dfzkh2kinppfggom

Scepticism, Demonstration And The Infinite Regress Argument (Nicholas Of Autrecourt And John Buridan) [chapter]

Christophe Grellard
The Many Roots of Medieval Logic  
Th e aim of this paper is to examine the medieval posterity of the Aristotelian and Pyrrhonian treatments of the infi nite regress argument.  ...  Keywords scepticism, truth, evidentness, principles, infi nite regress * ) Article translated by John Marenbon.  ...  regress argument.  ... 
doi:10.1163/ej.9789004164871.i-262.83 fatcat:btqimstuhvehni2rl5gjc3sjxa

No successful infinite regress

Laureano Luna
2014 Logic and Logical Philosophy  
We model infinite regress structures  not arguments  by means of ungrounded recursively defined functions in order to show that no such structure can perform the task of providing determination to the  ...  items composing it, that is, that no determination process containing an infinite regress structure is successful.  ...  For the relation between infinite regress and infinite regress arguments, see [2, Part 5], [3, Chapter 1, pp. 1-56] and [4, pp. 421-438].  ... 
doi:10.12775/llp.2014.005 fatcat:5rrnyqo6efat3fa56you3eev4m

Who is Afraid of Epistemology's Regress Problem?

Scott F Aikin
2005 Philosophical Studies  
Then the argument turns to how infinite regresses are not truth-conducive.  ...  As a consequence, SR is not necessarily an argument against infinite regresses, but rather against reflexivity in justificationrelations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11098-004-7803-4 fatcat:wfenukkkwfdtpgak3bjwkljpku

Impure Infinitism and the Evil Demon Argument

Husein Inusah
2016 E-LOGOS  
The central thesis of this paper is that the modus ponens reductio argument does not clearly favour impure versions of infinitism.  ...  The nub of the modus ponens reductio argument is as follows: an infinite series of justified reasons by itself is vulnerable to the modus ponens reductio in the sense that one can construct an infinite  ...  By this argument, the available reasons, whatever they might be, are constitutive of the same infinite regress structure.  ... 
doi:10.18267/j.e-logos.428 fatcat:z5v76z5hszaqbiplsxov6mkrny

Page 226 of Psychological Review Vol. 12, Issue 4 [page]

1905 Psychological Review  
Again if one can use as an argument the infinite regress, the argument of an infinite progress is just as valid in the opposite direction.  ...  Against the hypothesis that we have a feeling of mental activity per se, the ‘infinite regressargument will scarcely hold.  ... 

The Problem with Impure Infinitism

Husein Inusah
2021 Croatian Journal of Philosophy  
However, Aikin argues that impure infinitism could surmount these problems without undermining the infinite regress condition because impure infinitism can solve the Modus Ponens Reductio, MPR, argument  ...  I argue that Aikin does not succeed because his impure infinitism faces some fatal consequences and any attempt to salvage it will undermine the infinite regress of justification  ...  (MPR) argument against infinitism.  ... 
doi:10.52685/cjp.21.62.7 fatcat:nudit6o2q5hjfm4vdwoqflrsaq

Craig's Kalam Cosmology

Graham Oppy
2009 Philo: A Journal of Philosophy  
We begin by distinguishing the following two very general competing hypotheses: Infinite Regress: Under the external relation, each eligible part of reality which is posterior to some non-overlapping eligible  ...  Given that Craig's empirical argument establishes neither that Infinite Regress is ruled out by empirical considerations nor that Infinite Regress is rendered improbable by empirical considerations, and  ...  given that Craig's philosophical arguments establish neither that Infinite Regress is ruled out by philosophical considerations nor that Infinite Regress is rendered improbable by philosophical considerations  ... 
doi:10.5840/philo200912214 fatcat:vdyigy4h6vfwzcddxi5pybrd7q

The Necessary Existence of Inference-Claims

David Botting
2021 Revista Iberoamericana de Argumentación  
I will argue that his arguments fail to show that inference-claims do not exist, because the regresses they lead to either are not vicious, not infinite, or can be avoided.  ...  In (2018) Gilbert Plumer argues against the existence of inference-claims on the grounds that they lead to the kind of vicious infinite regress illustrated in Carroll's famous Achilles and the Tortoise  ...  infinite regress.  ... 
doi:10.15366/ria2021.22.002 fatcat:wvqk3om7qjhbhh7mre6jdg7u24

THE REGRESS CHALLENGE, INFINITISM AND RATIONAL DIALECTICS

Husein Inusah, University of Cape Coast
2020 Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy  
I argue in this paper that infinitism is the best answer to the dialectical regress challenge.  ...  Infinitism, as a theory of rational dialectics, has not received enough attention from scholars because major proponents of the theory have focused mainly on using infinitism to answer an epistemic regress  ...  This is the argument for the infinite regress of reasons known as the regress argument.  ... 
doi:10.46992/pijp.21.2.a.4 fatcat:ik5eq6rml5hatblltilirf5yuq

Infinitism Redux? A Response to Klein

CARL GILLETT
2003 Philosophy and Phenomenological Research  
Klein provides surprisingly convincing responses to most of the common objections to Infinitism, but I will argue that he fails to address a venerable metaphysical concern about a certain type of regress  ...  The term "Infinitism" is attributed by Klein to Moser (1984).  ...  Thus, although no a priori argument is available whose conclusion is that there is an infinite regress ... of reasons, as we have seen there is also no such argument for the claim that there is no such  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1933-1592.2003.tb00285.x fatcat:a32eifabandzlj5tm2mxwbckna
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