On the regress argument for infinitism

Synthese 166 (1):157 - 163 (2009)
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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.
Keywords Infinitism  Foundationalism  The regress argument  The epistemic regress problem  Peter Klein
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-007-9270-x
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