The dialectics of infinitism and coherentism: inferential justification versus holism and coherence

@article{Herzberg2013TheDO,
  title={The dialectics of infinitism and coherentism: inferential justification versus holism and coherence},
  author={Frederik Herzberg},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2013},
  volume={191},
  pages={701-723}
}
This paper formally explores the common ground between mild versions of epistemological coherentism and infinitism; it proposes—and argues for—a hybrid, coherentist–infinitist account of epistemic justification. First, the epistemological regress argument and its relation to the classical taxonomy regarding epistemic justification—of foundationalism, infinitism and coherentism—is reviewed. We then recall recent results proving that an influential argument against infinite regresses of… CONTINUE READING