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infinite regress

noun, Philosophy
1.
causal or logical relationship of terms in a series without the possibility of a term initiating the series.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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Examples from the web for infinite regress
  • Here is an infinite regress of detail that astonishes us with its variety, its complexity and its strange beauty.
  • It's that damned old homunculus problem and an infinite regress.
  • Space does not exist for the reason that it leads to an infinite regress anyway you look at it.
  • It still leads to a supposedly impossible infinite regress.
  • Since any reason can be further challenged, the regress of reasons threatens to be an infinite regress.

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