Single Idea 8836

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 1. Justification / a. Justification issues]

Full Idea

The infinitist view of justification holds that every justification must be inferential: no other kind of justification is possible.

Gist of Idea

Must all justification be inferential?


Carl Ginet (Infinitism not solution to regress problem [2005], p.141)

Book Reference

'Contemporary Debates in Epistemology', ed/tr. Steup,M/Sosa,E [Blackwell 2005], p.141

A Reaction

This is the key question in discussing whether justification is foundational. I'm not sure whether 'inference' is the best word when something is evidence for something else. I am inclined to think that only propositions can be reasons.