Infinite Regress Arguments

Infinite regress arguments are part of a philosopher's tool kit of argumentation. But how sharp or strong is this tool? How effectively is it used? The typical presentation of infinite regress arguments throughout history is so succinct and has so many gaps that it is often unclear how an infin...

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Main Author: Gratton, Claude
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2009, 2009
Series:Argumentation Library
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Chapter 1 What is an infinite regress argument?- Chapter 2 Formal and nonformal logic of infinite concatenating regresses
  • Chapter 3 Viciousness
  • Chapter 4
  • Circular definitions and circular explanations
  • Chapter 5 Infinite regresses of recurring questions
  • Chapter 6 Infinite regresses of recurring problems and responses
  • Summary
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • References