# Infinite Regress ArgumentsInfinite Regresses and Recurring Questions

Infinite Regress Arguments: Infinite Regresses and Recurring Questions [The infinite regress in some infinite regress arguments is presented or described in terms of recurring questions and answers. There are a few reasons why I want to examine the role of such recurring questions. First, they are sometimes used to capture the gist of an infinite regress argument. A case in point is Bradley's famous infinite regress argument against the reality of relations: Stout (1902) summarizes the argument's complex regress-generating component in the following way: “In its simple form the whole point of the argument is contained in the reiterated question - What connects the relation and its terms?”. (My italics.)] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

# Infinite Regress ArgumentsInfinite Regresses and Recurring Questions

Part of the Argumentation Library Book Series (volume 17)
Infinite Regress Arguments — Nov 27, 2009
10 pages

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# References (1)

Publisher
Springer Netherlands
ISBN
978-90-481-3340-6
Pages
147 –157
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3341-3_5
Publisher site
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### Abstract

[The infinite regress in some infinite regress arguments is presented or described in terms of recurring questions and answers. There are a few reasons why I want to examine the role of such recurring questions. First, they are sometimes used to capture the gist of an infinite regress argument. A case in point is Bradley's famous infinite regress argument against the reality of relations: Stout (1902) summarizes the argument's complex regress-generating component in the following way: “In its simple form the whole point of the argument is contained in the reiterated question - What connects the relation and its terms?”. (My italics.)]

Published: Nov 27, 2009

Keywords: Successive Answer; Universal Statement; Order Good; Trigger Statement; Infinite Regress