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On the regress argument for infinitism

  • John TurriEmail author


This paper critically evaluates the regress argument for infinitism. The dialectic is essentially this. Peter Klein argues that only an infinitist can, without being dogmatic, enhance the credibility of a questioned non-evident proposition. In response, I demonstrate that a foundationalist can do this equally well. Furthermore, I explain how foundationalism can provide for infinite chains of justification. I conclude that the regress argument for infinitism should not convince us.


Infinitism Foundationalism The regress argument The epistemic regress problem Peter Klein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyHuron University CollegeLondonCanada

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