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  1. infinite regress(Noun)

    A regress into an infinite sequence of propositions in an attempt to found the truth of the proposition P on the truth of the proposition P.

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  1. Infinite regress

    An infinite regress in a series of propositions arises if the truth of proposition P1 requires the support of proposition P2, the truth of proposition P2 requires the support of proposition P3, ..., and the truth of proposition Pn-1 requires the support of proposition Pn and n approaches infinity. Distinction is made between infinite regresses that are "vicious" and those that are not.

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