infinite regress

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n.1.(Philosophy, Logic) A causal relationship transmitted through an indefinite number of terms in a series, with no term that begins the causal chain.
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Khedoori's pictorial antecedents may be the desolate fractured spaces of Edward Hopper, Vija Celmins, or Edward Ruscha, but her sensibility belongs elsewhere: to the metaphysical labyrinths of Jorge Luis Borges, the infinite regression of Franz Kafka's hierarchical universes, the fantastic architecture of Italo Calvino's invisible cities.
While their studies are fascinating, it seems that this strategy of offering increasingly detailed analyses of the physiologic response to placebos leads merely to an infinite regression of physical effects that result from the mental or emotional state elicited by giving a placebo.
Admittedly there is the danger of an infinite regression, in which interpretation of Marlowe's plays and understanding of his character validate one another.
To appreciate Dawidoff's handling of the subject, one can imagine how a hard-core deconstructionist might have played with these binaries, pursuing them into infinite regression, multiplying the ironies to the point of meaninglessness.
an empty country, but the fires burning in infinite regression,
It seemed a place of clashing, overheated fantasies, of infinite regression and disappearances, capable of absorbing an infinite amount of effort and time.
As such, it is an infinite regression, rather like a never-ending stack of Russian dolls.
For Dawkins all attempts to posit a divine Creator lead to the question of who or what created "him," and so on, in an infinite regression.
This is more than a tongue twister, a mind game, or a call for an infinite regression of ethical assessments.
Well, that's an infinite regression, never arriving at zero, never thunking into the tree.
and that can only be solved by finding a way to rule out the infinite regression of metastatements.
Thus epistemology entails an infinite regression of causality, making it impossible to identify an "uncaused cause.