Infinitism regained

Jeanne Peijnenburg*

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Consider the following process of epistemic justification: proposition E-0 is made probable by El, which in turn is made probable by E-2, which is made probable by E-3, and so on. Can this process go on indefinitely? Foundationalists, coherentists, and sceptics claim that it cannot. I argue that it can: there are many infinite regresses of probabilistic reasoning that can be completed. This leads to a new form of epistemic infinitism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
Issue number463
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2007

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