Regarding a Regress

Cath, Yuri (2013) Regarding a Regress. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 94 (3). pp. 358-388. ISSN 1468-0114

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Abstract

Is there a successful regress argument against intellectualism? In this article I defend the negative answer. I begin by defending Stanley and Williamson's (2001) critique of the contemplation regress against Noë (2005). I then identify a new argument - the employment regress - that is designed to succeed where the contemplation regress fails, and which I take to be the most basic and plausible form of a regress argument against intellectualism. However, I argue that the employment regress still fails. Drawing on the previous discussion, I criticise further regress arguments given by Hetherington (2006) and Noë (2005).

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Philosophy
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy of Mathematics and Economics
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 16:15
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 12:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/39700
DOI: 10.1111/papq.12004

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