- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Time Travel1' during my Thesis research, as from 2011.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 17/08/2018 17:35:31): Time Travel
- From the perspective of Personal Identity, Time travel enters into various thought experiments4. It is sometimes taken as a knock-down argument against Endurantism5, because if you travel back in time to talk to your former self, it doesn’t look as though you can be wholly present at a particular time, as different “time slices” of “you” are located in different places at the same time.
- Perdurantism6 isn’t worried by this TE, though it would seem to make the topology of the spacetime worms rather complex (and scattered).
- For a page of Links7 to this Note, Click here. It’s a useful list, but there are too many items to treat all of them.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read8, include9 the following:-
- "Bricker (Phillip) - Review of LePoidevin's 'Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time'", Bricker
- "Ehring (Douglas) - Personal Identity and Time Travel", Ehring
- "Flint (Thomas P.) & Freddoso (Alfred J.) - Maximal Power", Flint & Freddoso
- "Grey (William) - Troubles with Time Travel", Grey
- "Harrison (Jonathan) - Analysis Problem No. 18: 'Jocasta's Crime'", Harrison
- "Markosian (Ned) - Time", Markosian
- "Miller (Kristie) - Sorry, Time Travellers: You Can't Change the Past", Miller
- "Richmond (Alasdair) - Philosophy of Time Travel Course Guide 2014/15", Richmond
- "Richmond (Alasdair) - Time Travel and Philosophy", Richmond10
- "Varzi (Achille) - Time-Travel", Varzi
- As for a reading-list:-
- There are three SEP articles:-
→ "Arntzenius (Frank) & Maudlin (Tim) - Time Travel and Modern Physics", Arntzenius & Maudlin
→ "Earman (John) & Wuthrich (Christian) - Time Machines", Earman & Wuthrich
→ "Smith (Nicholas J.J.) - Time Travel", Smith
- Next, it may be best to start with an issue of the Monist11
→ "Horacek (David) - Time Travel In Indeterministic Worlds", Horacek
→ "LePoidevin (Robin) - The Cheshire Cat Problem And Other Spatial Obstacles To Backwards Time Travel", LePoidevin
→ "Savitt (Steven) - Time Travel And Becoming", Savitt
→ "Sider (Ted) - Traveling In A- And B- Time", Sider
→ "Simon (Jonathan) - Is Time Travel A Problem For The Three-Dimensionalist?", Simon
→ "Slater (Matthew H.) - The Necessity Of Time Travel (On Pain Of Indeterminacy)", Slater
→ "Smith (Nicholas J.J.) - Why Would Time Travelers Try To Kill Their Younger Selves?", Smith
→ "Stevenson (Gordon Park) - Time Travel, Agency, And Nomic Constraint", Stevenson
→ "Vranas (Peter B.M.) - Do Cry Over Spilt Milk: Possibly You Can Change The Past", Vranas
- Otherwise, focusing on papers linking time travel to (personal) identity concerns:-
→ "Dowe (Phil) - The Case for Time Travel", Dowe
→ "Dowe (Phil) - The Coincidences of Time Travel", Dowe
→ "Gilmore (Cody) - Time Travel, Coinciding Objects and Persistence", Gilmore
→ "Horwich (Paul) - On Some Alleged Paradoxes of Time Travel", Horwich
→ "Lewis (David) - The Paradoxes of Time Travel", Lewis
→ "Meiland (Jack W.) - A Two-Dimensional Passage Model of Time for Time Travel", Meiland
→ "Miller (Kristie) - Time travel and the Open Future", Miller
→ "Miller (Kristie) - Travelling in Time", Miller
→ "Miller (Kristie) - Travelling in Time: How to Wholly Exist in Two Places at the Same Time", Miller
→ "Sider (Ted) - Time Travel, Coincidences and Counterfactuals", Sider
→ "Smith (Nicholas J.J.) - Bananas Enough for Time Travel?", Smith
→ "Vihvelin (Kadri) - What Time Travelers Cannot Do", Vihvelin
→ "Wright (John) - Personal Identity, Fission and Time Travel", Wright
- The categorised reading-list below lists even more items (as well as the above). This topic isn’t central enough to my concerns for me to pursue them.
- This is mostly a place-holder12.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (17/08/2018 17:35:31).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
- A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned.
- I’ve decided to add some text – whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive – for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.
- As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance.
- The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.
- If only a “non-updating” run has been made, the links are only one-way – ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven’t yet been confirmed as relevant.
- Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the “Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note” and “Summary of Note Links to this Page” sections) are to the “point of link” within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the “links page” remain generic.
- There are two sorts of updating runs – for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run.
- Frequently I’ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note.
- In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time.
- In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course.
- My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I’ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage.
Footnote 10: A useful course.
- I may have read others in between updates of this Note – in which case they will be marked as such in the “References and Reading List” below.
- Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
- Monist, July 2005, Vol. 88 Issue 3.
- Items already read are not in this list, but appear above.
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