The Connection to the Infinite Chain: Constructing an Infinitist Account of Availability and Working Within it to Defeat a New Version of the Finite Minds Objection

Author/​Artist
Litchfield, Brian [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English
Description
53 pages

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Advisor(s)
Kelly, Thomas [Browse]
Contributor(s)
Elga, Adam [Browse]
Department
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year
2016
Summary note
In my thesis, I investigate Infinitism, a theory of epistemic justification that claims that such justification depends on an infinite chain of reasons. Specifically, I motivate the look to Infinitism by noting problems with the more traditional theories of epistemic justification, substantiate a presently thin part of the doctrine (its account of how the individual must relate to the chain), and then work with that substantiation to refute the most potentially threatening objection to the position.

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