Monday, October 12, 2020

Spiking the Infinite Regress


                                                         "Who sanitizes the sanitizer?"

I saw this cartoon in today's New Yorker

The question sets off an infinite regress.

This is the problem Plato and Aristotle dealt with; viz., how to "spike" the infinite regress. Is it Plato's Forms? Or Aristotle's "Unmoved Mover." 

The question (its form; its implication) - even today - fuels metaethical discussions.