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  1. Matthew Chrisman, Duncan Pritchard, Jane Suilin Lavelle, Michela Massimi, Alasdair Richmond & Dave Ward (2013). Philosophy for Everyone. Routledge.
    Philosophy for Everyone begins by explaining what philosophy is before exploring the questions and issues at the foundation of this important subject. Key topics and their areas of focus include: Epistemology - what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it; Philosophy of Science - foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice; Philosophy of Mind - what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and (...)
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  2. Alasdair M. Richmond (2013). Hilbert's Inferno: Time Travel for the Damned. Ratio 26 (3):233-249.
    Combining time travel with certain kinds of supertask, this paper proposes a novel model for Hell. Temporally-closed spacetimes allow otherwise impossible opportunities for material kinds of damnation and reveal surprising limitations on metaphysical objections to Hell. Prima facie, eternal damnation requires either infinite amounts of time or time for the damned to speed-up arbitrarily. However, spatiotemporally finite ‘time travel’ universes can host unending personal torment for infinitely many physical beings, while keeping fixed finite limits on rates of temporal passage. Such (...)
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  3. Alasdair Richmond (2010). New Interpretations of Berkeley's Thought. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 18 (4):724-726.
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  4. Alasdair Richmond (2010). Time Travel, Parahistory and the Past Artefact Dilemma. Philosophy 85 (3):369-373.
    In 1987, Roy Sorensen coined the term 'parahistory' to denote the study of genuinely anachronistic artefacts delivered by time travel.¹ 'Parahistory' would thus stand to history rather as parapsychology is claimed to stand to psychology, i.e. the parahistorian would study historical data that were obtained through channels that orthodox science does not recognise. How might one establish credentials as a time traveller? What sort of evidence could a time-traveller point to in support of claims that would presumably command a great (...)
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  5. Alasdair Richmond (2010). Time Travel Testimony and the 'John Titor' Fiasco. Think 9 (26):7-20.
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  6. Alasdair Richmond (2009). Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge: A Reader's Guide. Continuum.
    Note on the text of the principles -- Context -- Biography -- Berkeley's philosophical background -- Overview of themes -- Teading the text -- The principles : introduction -- The principles : part one -- The objects and subject of knowledge : ideas and spirit -- Unperceived existence : a nicer strain of abstraction -- Problems for materialism -- A Cartesian dream argument -- The master argument -- From the inertness of ideas to the existence of God -- Philosophical objections (...)
     
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  7. Alasdair Richmond (2008). Apocalypse Now Does The Matrix: Anthropic Adventures From Doomsday to Simulation. Think 6 (17-18):29-40.
    Following on from Nick Bostrom's discussion of the Doomsday argument, Alasdair Richmond considers how anthropic reasoning can lead from Doomsday to some odd conclusions about computation and our place in reality.
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  8. Alasdair Richmond (2008). Tom Baker: His Part in My Downfall. (A Philosopher's Guide to Time-Travel.). Think 7 (19):35-46.
    Alasdair Richmond introduces some famous paradoxes about time travel.
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  9. Alasdair M. Richmond (2008). Doomsday, Bishop Ussher and Simulated Worlds. Ratio 21 (2):201–217.
    This paper attempts three tasks in relation to Carter and Leslie's Doomsday Argument. First, it criticises Timothy Chambers' 'Ussherian Corollary', a striking but unsuccessful objection to standard Doomsday arguments. Second, it reformulates the Ussherian Corollary as an objection to Bradley Monton's variant Doomsday and Nick Bostrom's Simulation Argument. Finally, it tries to diagnose the epistemic/metaphysical problems facing Doomsday-related arguments.1.
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  10. Alasdair Richmond (2006). The Doomsday Argument. Philosophical Books 47 (2):129-142.
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  11. Alasdair Richmond (2004). Immortality and Doomsday. American Philosophical Quarterly 41 (3):235 - 247.
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  12. Alasdair M. Richmond (2004). Gödelian Time-Travel and Anthropic Cosmology. Ratio 17 (2):176–190.
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  13. Alasdair Richmond (2003). Recent Work: Time Travel. Philosophical Books 44 (4):297--309.
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  14. Alasdair Richmond (2001). Time-Travel Fictions and Philosophy. American Philosophical Quarterly 38 (4):305 - 318.
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  15. Alasdair Richmond (2000). Epicurean Evolution and the Anthropic Principle. American Philosophical Quarterly 37 (2):149 - 161.
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  16. Alasdair M. Richmond (2000). Plattner's Arrow: Science and Multi-Dimensional Time. Ratio 13 (3):256–274.
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  17. Alasdair Richmond (1999). Between Abduction and the Deep Blue Sea. Philosophical Quarterly 50 (194):86-91.
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