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Epistemology and the Regress Problem. By Scott Aikin.

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
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Epistemology and the Regress Problem. By Scott Aikin. New York: Routledge, 2011. Pp. 220. ISBN: 9780415878005

Epistemic infinitism is the view that in order to know or be justified in believing something, you have to have an infinite series of non-repeating reasons in support of it. Traditionally, infinitism is the first-dismissed of the standard three potential justifying structures, leaving coherentism and foundationalism to fight it out. Historical infinitists have been few—most prominent among them, C. S. Peirce, and more recently Peter Klein.

Scott Aikin’s book is the first extended treatment of infinitism, its various forms, the arguments for and

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