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Time travel : probability and impossibility

Author: Nikk Effingham
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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There are various arguments for the metaphysical impossibility of time travel. Is it impossible because objects could then be in two places at once? Or is it impossible because some objects could bring about their own existence? In this book, Nikk Effingham contends that no such argument is sound and that time travel is metaphysically possible. His main focus is on the Grandfather Paradox: the position that time  Read more...
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Effingham, Nikk.
Time travel.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1120688973
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikk Effingham
ISBN: 019258006X 9780192580061 9780192580054 0192580051
OCLC Number: 1142519649
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 243 pages)
Contents: Introduction1: Modes of Time Travel2: The Self Visitation Paradox3: The Time Discrepancy Paradox4: The Double Occupancy Problem5: The Bootstrapping Paradox6: Changing the Past7: The Grandfather Paradox8: Constrict Theories9: Inconsistency Theories10: Incapacity Theory11: Impossibility Theory12: Probability13: Decision Theory14: The Tourist Paradox
Responsibility: Nikk Effingham.

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Time travel is metaphysically possible. Nikk Effingham contends that arguments for the impossibility of time travel are not sound. Focusing mainly on the Grandfather Paradox, Effingham explores the  Read more...

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