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Is learning an infinite loop?

I agree with your description. But it is not a loop (circular, end = start), but a chain (not closed). Leaving the linguistic aspect. The idea is expressed by a metaphor ascribed to Isaac Newton: If ...
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Is there a philosophical or mathematical proof for "For any observation or claim, there's an infinite number of assumptions we presume to be true?"

One tack you might take is to concede that propositions are constructs of natural language. Since natural language is largely considered a result of generative grammar, there is no theoretical ...
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Is there a philosophical or mathematical proof for "For any observation or claim, there's an infinite number of assumptions we presume to be true?"

There is a formal sense in which the mere existence of any proposition P entails the truth of an infinite number of other propositions; P doesn't even have to be true. If P is true, let P1 be the true ...
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