<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Richmond (Alasdair) - Philosophy of Time Travel Course Guide 2014/15 (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20904.htm">Philosophy of Time Travel Course Guide 2014/15</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/R/Author_Richmond (Alasdair).htm">Richmond (Alasdair)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Edinburgh University Website</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20904.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PapersToNotes_20904.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20904_1">Course Plan</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20904_1"></A> & <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20904_2">Reading List</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20904_2"></A></u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Introducing the Debate  What is <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel</A><SUP>3</SUP>? The Lewisian Analysis. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_58.htm">Lewis (David) - The Paradoxes of Time Travel</A>",</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17190.htm">Horwich (Paul) - On Some Alleged Paradoxes of Time Travel</A>", </li><li><a name="49"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6347.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Time and Space</A>", Chapter 8, 110-113, 116-119. </li></ul></li><li>Developments of, and Objections to, the Lewisian Analysis. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20897.htm">Dowe (Phil) - The Case for Time Travel</A>",</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_482.htm">Grey (William) - Troubles with Time Travel</A>",</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_493.htm">Harrison (Jonathan) - Dr. Who and the Philosophers or Time-Travel For Beginners</A>",</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20907.htm">Harrison (Jonathan) - Analysis Problem No. 18: 'Jocasta's Crime'</A>",</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20908.htm">Harrison (Jonathan) - Report on Analysis 'Problem' no. 18</A>". </li></ul></li><li><ol type="A"><li>Introducing Relativity. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="50"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6347.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Time and Space</A>", Chapters 16 and 18, 254-68, 284-300.</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6349.htm">Aizawa (Kenneth) - Cognitive Architecture: The Structure of Cognitive Representations</A>", Ch. 5: 141 159. </li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20910.htm">Weingard (Robert) - General Relativity and the Conceivability of Time Travel</A>".</li><li>John Earman 1972:  Implications of Causal Propagation Outside the Null Cone , Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 50, 1972: 222-237.</li><li>Hajnal Andrka, Judit X. Madarsz, Istvn Nmeti and A. Andai,  Visualizing Some Ideas About Gdel-type Rotating Universes , (2002), draft <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20904_4">available</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20904_4"></A> at: <a name="W2517W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.math-inst.hu/pub/algebraic-logic/goduniv/goduniv11.ps.gz" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (Defunct)</li><li><a name="51"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6350.htm">Carroll (Sean M.) - Lecture Notes on General Relativity</A>". </li></ul></li><li>Gdel and the Unreality of Time <ul type="disc"><li><a name="52"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6347.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Time and Space</A>", Chapter 19, 314-19.</li><li><a name="53"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6349.htm">Bourne (Craig) - A Future for Presentism</A>", Ch. 8: 204 224.</li><li>Steven S. Savitt,  The Replacement of Time , Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 72, 1994: 463-74.</li><li>Palle Yourgrau, The Disappearance of Time: Kurt Gdel and the Idealistic Tradition in Philosophy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991.</li><li>Palle Yourgrau, Gdel Meets Einstein: <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel</A><SUP>5</SUP> in the Gdel Universe, La Salle / Chicago, Open Court, 1999.</li><li><a name="54"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6348.htm">Yourgrau (Palle) - A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein</A>", 2005. </li></ul> </ol></li><li>The Cheshire Cat Problem and Other Spatial Perplexities <ul type="disc"><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7042.htm">LePoidevin (Robin) - The Cheshire Cat Problem And Other Spatial Obstacles To Backwards Time Travel</A>"</li><li>Robin Le Poidevin,  The Chemistry of Space , Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 72, 1994: 77-88.</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20911.htm">Whitrow (G. J.) - Why Physical Space Has Three Dimensions</A>",</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_14/Abstract_14933.htm">Gilmore (Cody) - Time Travel, Coinciding Objects and Persistence</A>". </li></ul></li><li>Causal Loops Revisited (Part One):  Jane , Jocasta, Dee and Dum. Information Loops and Object Loops. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20912.htm">Hanley (Richard) - No End in Sight: Causal Loops in Philosophy, Physics and Fiction</A>",</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20907.htm">Harrison (Jonathan) - Analysis Problem No. 18: 'Jocasta's Crime'</A>",</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20908.htm">Harrison (Jonathan) - Report on Analysis 'Problem' no. 18</A>",</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20909.htm">Levin (Margarita R.) - Swords' Points: [Analysis 'Problem' no. 18]</A>",</li><li>Phil Dowe and Dylan Evans,  How to  Clone Sexually , 1998, MS available online at: <a name="W2520W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.uq.edu.au/~uqpdowe/Research/pdfs/cloning.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> </li></ul></li><li><ol type="A"><li>Causal Loops Revisited (Part Two): Mellor and the Facts of <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_39.htm">Causation</A><SUP>6</SUP> <ul type="disc"><li><a name="55"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1420.htm">Mellor (D.H.) - Real Time II</A>", 125-135.</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17193.htm">Weir (Susan) - Closed Time and Causal Loops: A Defence against Mellor</A>" </li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17192.htm">Riggs (Peter J.) - A Critique of Mellor's Argument against 'Backwards' Causation</A>" </li></ul></li><li><a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel</A><SUP>7</SUP> and Non-Turing Computation. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="47"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/R/Author_Richmond (Alasdair).htm">Alasdair Richmond</A>,  The Big Pitowsky: Doing Infinitely Many Tasks in (Less Than) No Time At All , MS still in progress.</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20913.htm">Hogarth (Mark) - Non-Turing Computers and Non-Turing Computability</A>".</li></ul> </ol></li><li>Branching-Histories <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel</A><SUP>8</SUP>. The Autonomy Principle. <ul type="disc"><li>David Deutsch and Michael Lockwood,  The Quantum Physics of <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel </A><SUP>9</SUP>, Scientific American, March 1994: 68-74.</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4439.htm">Sider (Ted) - A New Grandfather Paradox?</A>" </li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17191.htm">Abbruzzese (John) - On Using the Multiverse to Avoid the Paradoxes of Time Travel</A>" </li><li>Timothy Chambers, <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm"> Time Travel</A><SUP>10</SUP>: How Not to Defuse the Principal Paradox , Ratio, 12, 1999, 296-301.</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20896.htm">Dowe (Phil) - The Coincidences of Time Travel</A>",</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20311.htm">Vihvelin (Kadri) - What Time Travelers Cannot Do</A>" </li></ul></li><li>The Nomological Contrivance Problem. Bananas-Skins and Tomato-Rolling. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20914.htm">Smith (Nicholas J.J.) - Bananas Enough for Time Travel?</A>",</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19233.htm">Arntzenius (Frank) & Maudlin (Tim) - Time Travel and Modern Physics</A>",</li><li>G. C. Goddu,  Banana Peels and <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel </A><SUP>11</SUP>, Dialectica, 61, 2007: 559-72.</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20915.htm">Kutach (Douglas N.) - Time Travel and Consistency Constraints</A>". </li></ul></li><li><ol type="A"><li>Travel in Multi-Dimensional Time. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20916.htm">Meiland (Jack W.) - A Two-Dimensional Passage Model of Time for Time Travel</A>",</li><li>G. C. Goddu, <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm"> Time Travel</A><SUP>12</SUP> and Changing the Past (or How to Kill Yourself and Live to Tell the Tale) , Ratio, 16, 2003: 16-32.</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17204.htm">King (Daniel) - Two-Dimensional Time: Macbeath's 'Time's Square' and Special Relativity</A>" </li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20917.htm">Thomson (Judith Jarvis) - Time, Space, and Objects</A>".</li></ul></li><li>Testimony to Time-Travel. <ul type="disc"><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20918.htm">Sorensen (Roy) - Time Travel, Parahistory and Hume</A>",</li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20919.htm">Flew (Anthony) - Time Travel and the Paranormal</A>".</li></ul> </ol></li><li><ol type="A"><li>Free Will and Determinism <ul type="disc"><li>David King, <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm"> Time Travel</A><SUP>13</SUP> and Self-Consistency: Implications for Determinism and the Human Condition , Ratio, 12, 1999: 270-8.</li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7047.htm">Stevenson (Gordon Park) - Time Travel, Agency, And Nomic Constraint</A>" </li></ul></li><li>Personal Identity <ul type="disc"><li><a name="44"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20895.htm">Ehring (Douglas) - Personal Identity and Time Travel</A>", </li><li><a name="45"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20899.htm">Wright (John) - Personal Identity, Fission and Time Travel</A>". </li></ul> </ol> </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>University of Edinburgh undergraduate seminars </li><li>Reading list </li><li>See <a name="W2515W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk/phil_students/undergraduate/documents/Philosophy%20of%20Time%20Travel%20Course%20Guide%202014-2015.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (Defunct). </li></ul><BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P20904_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20904_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li><a name="48"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/R/Author_Richmond (Alasdair).htm">Alasdair Richmond</A> ran the  <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel </a> (<a name="46"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19191.htm">Richmond (Alasdair) - Time Travel and Philosophy</A>") module of the  Massive Open Online Course - <a name="56"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5742.htm">Ward (Dave), Pritchard (Duncan), Massimi (Michela), Lavelle (Suilin), Chrisman (Matthew), Hazlett (Allan) & Richmond (Alasdair) - Introduction to Philosophy</A>". </li><li>This course has its own extensive reading list, a lot of which I ve itemised. </li><li>The length of the list is out of all proportion to the rest of the MOOC, but represents Alasdair Richmond s research interest in the topic. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P20904_2"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20904_2"><B>Footnote 2</B></A></U>: The  course book is <a name="57"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6347.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Time and Space</A>", pending Alasdair Richmond s own in-progress book on time-travel. <a name="On-Page_Link_P20904_4"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20904_4"><B>Footnote 4</B></A></U>: Maybe  a file downloads, but I can t open it!<BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:27" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:27:56</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>