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The Münchhausen Trilemma

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.[embedded content] The term ‘Münchhausen Trilemma’ is used in epistemology to stress the impossibility to prove any truth (even in logic and mathematics). The term was coined by Albert in 1968 in reference to Popper’s Trilemma of dogmatism vs. infinite regress vs. psychologism.

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The term ‘Münchhausen Trilemma’ is used in epistemology to stress the impossibility to prove any truth (even in logic and mathematics). The term was coined by Albert in 1968 in reference to Popper’s Trilemma of dogmatism vs. infinite regress vs. psychologism.

Lars Pålsson Syll
Professor at Malmö University. Primary research interest - the philosophy, history and methodology of economics.

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