It's Tow Trucks All The Way Down (The Highway)

A tow truck towing a tow truck towing a tow truck towing a tow truck. Which raises a deeper philosophical question of just far this could go on and whether could there be an infinite regress—a never ending loop of tow trucks with no first tow truck. And also, how many tow trucks could a tow truck tow if a tow truck could tow tow trucks?

Thanks to Amanda for the picture and Julie for the tongue twister!

It’s been noted that these are technically tractor trucks rather than tow trucks. Functionally they are trucks that are towing other trucks (except, I guess, the last one) so that makes them tow trucks in a sense!

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.