Showing posts with label Infinite Regress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Infinite Regress. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is Infinite Regress Or Anumana In Hindu Philosophy?

 


One of the fallacies to avoid while building an argument in Indian logic.

An infinite regress is not just an endless sequence, but also one in which there is no ultimate reason for it to occur or not.

The guy who tells the philosopher that the world is supported on the back of a big tortoise is a classic Western illustration of an endless regress.

"Another turtle," the guy says when asked what sustained the tortoise.

Several identical questions get the same response, until the guy finally exclaims, "It's no use trying to fool me—tortoises it's all the way down!" 

The infinite regress fallacy is considered as an expanded version of the self-residence fallacy in India, and both are equally unacceptable.


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