Infinite Regress Arguments

  title={Infinite Regress Arguments},
  author={Jan Willem Wieland},
  journal={Acta Analytica},
  • J. Wieland
  • Published 26 April 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Acta Analytica
Infinite regress arguments play an important role in many distinct philosophical debates. Yet, exactly how they are to be used to demonstrate anything is a matter of serious controversy. In this paper I take up this metaphilosophical debate, and demonstrate how infinite regress arguments can be used for two different purposes: either they can refute a universally quantified proposition (as the Paradox Theory says), or they can demonstrate that a solution never solves a given problem (as the… 
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