|Regress, philosophy of science: also infinite regress. This is an expression for the problem that, in the case of certain formulations of definitions or problem solving, elements are used which were already used for the questions and which are actually to be examined first. Formally, regress is the insertion of expressions in repetitive linguistic or logical forms, which in turn lead to repetitions. See also circularity, definition, definability, theories.|
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Regress / Malcolm: (according to Rorty): models for conformity generate regresses: if you are asked, how do you know e.g. that the seen dog agrees with the idea of a dog, one must ask how do you know that it’s a case of conformity.
Ryle: Here you have to be satisfied with the sentence, "he sees it." Nothing "Para Mechanical" can improve our understanding of perceptual recognition. > Fodor, > perception.
Regress / Rorty: the argument of duplication is simply due to a bad question. (VsMalcolm and Ryle "How is motion possible?" "Why does nature follow natural laws?" (How-is-it-possible-questions).
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