Do Cry Over Spilt Milk: Possibly You Can Change The Past
Vranas (Peter B.M.)
Source: Monist, July 2005, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p370-387, 18p
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    The article argues the widespread agreement possibility of backward causation1 that corresponds to a relatively uninteresting understanding of what changing the past amounts to. The widespread agreement that changing the past is impossible captures the truth that transforming the past is impossible. Given the above background on standard theories of change, it can be seen that according to such theories replacing the past does not count as changing it.

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