foundationalist

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  • Anti-foundationalism — (also called nonfoundationalism) as the name implies, is a term applied to any philosophy which rejects a foundationalist approach, i.e. an anti foundationalist is one who does not believe that there is some fundamental belief or principle which… …   Wikipedia

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