No Time Travel for Presentists

Logos and Episteme 1 (2):353-360 (2010)
Abstract
In the present paper, I offer a new argument to show that presentism about time is incompatible with time travel. Time travel requires leaving the present, which, under presentism, contains all of reality. Therefore to leave the present moment is to leave reality entirely; i.e. to go out of existence. Presentist “time travel” is therefore best seen as a form of suicide, not as a mode of transportation. Eternalists about time do not face the same difficulty, and time travel is compossible with eternalism.
Keywords presentism  time travel  time  agent relative
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DOI 10.5840/logos-episteme2010129
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