Here’s how I see infinite regress:
Two mirror face each other. The image seems to go on for infinity. Infinite regress.
But… What is it really?
It’s a repeating loop.
But.. what makes this loop special or different?
We’re able to count how many times it loops and traverse the counting.
Not only can we traverse the counting of the loops, but we can see all of the loops simultaneously.
Since our counting abilities are necessarily limited, there’s really no ending it.
It’s a counting illusion. Our numerosity systems get rekt.
It’s also a dimensional illusion. If you want to incorporate an infinity into a system, just go up a dimension and the infinity becomes bounded by the higher dimension.
Also consider: If you are looking at a two dimension image, you’re not looking at infinite regress. You’re looking at a two dimensional image [which of course isn’t *really* two dimensional because that’s a construct but that’s another tale)
“Count”er this thought at will