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Ideas for Baron,S/Miller,K, Peter Unger and Lars Svendsen

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2. Reason / F. Fallacies / 2. Infinite Regress
Vicious regresses force you to another level; non-vicious imply another level [Baron/Miller]
     Full Idea: A regress is vicious if the problem at level n can only be solved at level n+1; it is non-vicious if it can be solved at n, but the solution forces another level n+1, where the problem can be reformulated.
     From: Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 2.3.2)
     A reaction: So in a vicious regress you chase the apparent solution, but never attain it. In the non-vicious you solve it, but then find you have a new problem. I think.