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Some of our beliefs are justified, even though not all of them are. What can justify us in believing something?

Often, when asked to justify a belief, you will offer a reason – some other belief of yours that you take to support it. But what justifies that belief? Yet another belief? What stops this regress of reasons going on forever?

According to foundationalism, all justification ultimately terminates in a set of foundational beliefs that need no further support.

Is foundationalism true?

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