Boring Infinite Descent

@inproceedings{Tahko2014BoringID,
  title={Boring Infinite Descent},
  author={Tuomas E. Tahko},
  year={2014}
}
In formal ontology, infinite regresses are generally considered a bad sign. One debate where such regresses come into play is the debate about fundamentality. Arguments in favour of some type of fundamentalism are many, but they generally share the idea that infinite chains of ontological dependence must be ruled out. Some motivations for this view are assessed in this article, with the conclusion that such infinite chains may not always be vicious. Indeed, there may even be room for a type of… CONTINUE READING

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