Infinite Regress of Recurring Questions and Answers

Abstract

I examine a number of infinite regress arguments whose infinite regresses are presented or described in terms of recurring questions and answers in order to determine whether such recurring questions have any role in generating these infinite regresses, or in disqualifying the recurring answers. I argue that despite the existence of such infinite regress arguments and the suggestions of some philosophers, these recurring questions have no such roles. Some ways of handling these infinite regress arguments are then proposed.

Download options

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,694

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-04-02

Downloads
14 (#738,291)

6 months
1 (#388,319)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Claude Gratton
University of Toronto (PhD)

References found in this work

Add more references

Citations of this work

Infinte Regress Arguments.Claude Gratton - 2009 - Dordrecht, Netherland: Springer.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Aspects of the Logic of Infinite Regress Arguments.Claude Gratton - 1995 - Dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada)
Can There Be an Infinite Regress of Justified Beliefs?Jay E. Harker - 1984 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (3):255 – 264.
Viciousness and the Structure of Reality.Ricki Leigh Bliss - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 166 (2):399-418.
Infinite Regress Arguments.Jan Willem Wieland - 2013 - Acta Analytica 28 (1):95-109.
No Successfull Infinite Regress.Laureano Luna - 2014 - Logic and Logical Philosophy 23 (2):189-201.
The Infinite Regress of Temporal Attributions.Quentin Smith - 1986 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):383-396.