## Is an infinite regress possible?

**The mere existence of an infinite regress by itself is not a proof for anything**. So in addition to connecting the theory to a recursive principle paired with a triggering condition, the argument has to show in which way the resulting regress is vicious.

## Are mathematics infinite?

Cantor’s views prevailed and **modern mathematics accepts actual infinity as part of a consistent and coherent theory**. Certain extended number systems, such as the hyperreal numbers, incorporate the ordinary (finite) numbers and infinite numbers of different sizes.

## What is wrong with an infinite regress?

The fallacy of Infinite Regress occurs when this habit lulls us into accepting an explanation that turns out to be itterative, that is, **the mechanism involved depends upon itself for its own explanation**.

## Why is infinite regress a fallacy?

It’s a fallacy **because it is begging the question that is to say that it is a circular argument**. Whether referring to the origins of the universe or any other regressive context, the answer simply moves the question back into infinite regress rather than answering it.

## What is the meaning of infinite regression?

An infinite regress is **a series of appropriately related elements with a first member but no last member, where each element leads to or generates the next in some sense**. An infinite regress argument is an argument that makes appeal to an infinite regress.

## What are the 5 proofs of God’s existence?

**Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways to Prove the Existence of God**

- The First Way: Motion.
- The Second Way: Efficient Cause.
- The Third Way: Possibility and Necessity.
- The Fourth Way: Gradation.
- The Fifth Way: Design.

## Is an infinite regress absurd?

As seen in the example given to us by Aristotle, regress arguments can be constructive; that is, they are used as justifications for belief. **For Aristotle, infinite regression presents as something absurd**.

## What is the regress problem?

In epistemology, the regress argument is **the argument that any proposition requires a justification**. However, any justification itself requires support. This means that any proposition whatsoever can be endlessly (infinitely) questioned, resulting in infinite regress.