• Epistemology

    On the Regress Argument

    Read On the Nature of Truth and Reality and What Is Knowledge? before this one, please. Justified knowledge (truth) requires evidence or proof. One problem that arises in epistemology is called the Regress Argument. The Regress Argument simply states that if any proposition is justified knowledge, it must be based upon another proposition which in turn must itself be justified knowledge or a justified true belief. This regression goes on infinitely with every piece of justified knowledge dependent upon another piece of justified knowledge. Most traditional systems of logic have dealt with this problem through what is called Foundationalism. In Foundationalism, basic tenets are held to be irrefutably true, so that any proposition based upon those…