Time travel and changing the past: (Or how to kill yourself and live to tell the tale)

Ratio 16 (1):16–32 (2003)
According to the prevailing sentiment, changing the past is logically impossible. The prevailing sentiment is wrong. In this paper, I argue that the claim that changing the past entails a contradiction ultimately rests upon an empirical assumption, and so the conclusion that changing the past is logically impossible is to be resisted. I then present and discuss a model of time which drops the empirical assumption and coherently models changing the past. Finally, I defend the model, and changing the past, against objections
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9329.00203
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