Volume 2, Issue 2, 2011
Infinitism and Practical Conditions on Justification
This paper brings together two recent developments in the theory of epistemic justification: practical conditions on justification, and infinitism (the view that
justification is a matter of having an infinite series of non-repeating reasons). Pragmatic principles can be used to argue that, if we’re looking for an ‘objective’ theory of the structure of justification – a theory that applies to all subjects independently of their practical context – infinitism stands the only chance at being the correct theory.