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Single Idea 3753

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 4. Foundationalism / a. Foundationalism]

Full Idea

The driving force behind foundationalism has always been the threat of an infinite regress.

Gist of Idea

Foundationalism aims to avoid an infinite regress


Bernecker / Dretske (Knowledge:Readings in Cont.Epist [2000], Pt.III Int)

Book Reference

'Knowledge: readings in contemp epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker/Dretske [OUP 2000], p.231

A Reaction

You could just live with the regress (Peter Klein), or say that the regress fades away, or that it is cut off by social epistemological convention, or the regress circles round and rejoins.