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Paradoxes of Time Travel

Ryan Wasserman


Paradoxes of Time Travel is a comprehensive study of the philosophical issues raised by the possibility of time travel. The book begins, in Chapter 1, by explaining the concept of time travel and clarifying the central question to be addressed: Is time travel compatible with the laws of metaphysics and, in particular, the laws concerning time, freedom, causation, and identity? Chapter 2 then explores the various temporal paradoxes, including the double-occupancy problem, the no-destination argument, and the famous twin paradox of special relativity. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on the paradoxes of f ... More

Keywords: time travel, paradoxes, time, ontology, freedom, counterfactuals, causation, laws of nature, persistence, change

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198793335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Wasserman, author
Professor of Philosophy, Western Washington University

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