Time Travel and Self-Consistency: Implications for Determinism and the Human Condition
Author: King, D.
Source: Ratio, Volume 12, Number 3, September 1999 , pp. 271-278(8)
Abstract:In this paper I examine a recent scientific claim that travel into the past, so long as a ‘consistent’ trajectory is followed, may be possible. I then argue that the possibility of such travel has unexpected implications for the free will-determinism debate. In particular, human existence may be, at best, determinate but uncaused.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia
Publication date: September 1999