Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2008)
|Abstract||Time travel has been a staple of science fiction. With the advent of general relativity it has been entertained by serious physicists. But, especially in the philosophy literature, there have been arguments that time travel is inherently paradoxical. The most famous paradox is the grandfather paradox: you travel back in time and kill your grandfather, thereby preventing your own existence. To avoid inconsistency some circumstance will have to occur which makes you fail in this attempt to kill your grandfather. Doesn't this require some implausible constraint on otherwise unrelated circumstances? We examine such worries in the context of modern physics|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Phil Dowe (2000). The Case for Time Travel. Philosophy 75 (3):441-451.
Douglas Kutach (2013). Time Travel and Time Machines. In Adrian Bardon & Heather Dyke (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Time. Blackwell.
William Grey (1999). Troubles with Time Travel. Philosophy 74 (1):55-70.
Joel Hunter, Time Travel. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Jiri Benovsky (2011). Endurance and Time Travel. Kriterion 24:65-72.
Nick Smith (2005). Why Would Time Travelers Try to Kill Their Younger Selves? The Monist 88 (3):388-395.
Peter Eldridge-Smith (2007). Paradoxes and Hypodoxes of Time Travel. In Jan Lloyd Jones, Paul Campbell & Peter Wylie (eds.), Art and Time. Australian Scholarly Publishing.
Theodore Sider (1997). A New Grandfather Paradox? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (1):139-144.
Steven D. Hales (2010). No Time Travel for Presentists. Logos and Episteme 1 (2):353-360.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads113 ( #4,789 of 549,198 )
Recent downloads (6 months)16 ( #3,940 of 549,198 )
How can I increase my downloads?