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David Lewis

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780195036466

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195036468.001.0001

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The Paradoxes of Time Travel

The Paradoxes of Time Travel

(p.67) Eighteen The Paradoxes of Time Travel
Philosophical Papers Volume II

David Lewis

Oxford University Press

This paper argues that time travel is possible, and that the paradoxes of time travel are oddities, not impossibilities. The defence of the possibility of time travel involves a commitment to enduring things having temporal as well as spatial parts, psychological continuity and connectedness and causal continuity as criteria of personal identity, and a distinction between external and personal time.

Keywords:   backward causation, paradox of time travel, personal identity, temporal parts, time, time travel

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