Don't Fear the Regress: Epistemic Infinitism and Cognitive Value

6 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2007

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Scott F. Aikin

Vanderbilt University - Philosophy Department

Date Written: November 10, 2007

Abstract

This essay is an introductory overview of the considerations in favor of epistemic infinitism, the view that the demands of justification are that one must have non-terminating series of reasons for one's beliefs if they are to be knowledge.

Keywords: Epistemology, Justification, Value of Knowledge, Regress

Suggested Citation

Aikin, Scott F., Don't Fear the Regress: Epistemic Infinitism and Cognitive Value (November 10, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1030079 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1030079

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