Time Travel and the Open Future

Miller, Kristie (2006) Time Travel and the Open Future. Disputatio: International Journal of Philosophy, 1 19: 223-232.

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Author Miller, Kristie
Title Time Travel and the Open Future
Journal name Disputatio: International Journal of Philosophy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0873-626X
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 1
Issue 19
Start page 223
End page 232
Total pages 10
Place of publication Lisbon, Portugal
Publisher Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa
Language eng
Subject 440107 Metaphysics
Abstract In this paper I argue that the thesis that time travel is logically possible, is inconsistent with the necessary truth of any of the usual 'open future-objective present' models of the universe. It has, until recently, been relatively uncontroversial to hold that presentism is inconsistent with the possibility of time travel. I argue that recent arguments to the contrary do not show that presentism is consistent with time travel. Moreover, the necessary truth of other 'open future-objective present' models which we might, prima facie, have supposed to be more amenable to the possibility of time travel, turn out also to be inconsistent with this possibility.
Keyword time travel
open future
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
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Created: Wed, 25 Jan 2006, 10:00:00 EST by Kristie Miller on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry