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Time Travel and the Reality of Spontaneity

Raju, C. K. (2005) Time Travel and the Reality of Spontaneity. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Contrary to the informed consensus, time travel implies spontaneity (as distinct from chance) so that time travel can only be of the second kind.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: This is a revised version of a paper first submitted for publication to Foundations of Physics in 1996. The paper received favourable reviews, but the minor revision suggested by a referee was somehow not carried out for a decade!
    Keywords: time travel, arrow of time, spontaneity, indeterminism, backward causation
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    Depositing User: C. K. Raju
    Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2416
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2416

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