Time Travel Is Not Only Possible?

2401 Words Dec 12th, 2016 10 Pages
Time travel has long been a fascination of the science fiction genre, with many of the great stories concerning time travel being centred around the philosophical issues of the paradoxes seemingly caused by just the possibility of time travel, namely that of bootstrap and grandfather paradoxes. A question that is often bandied about is whether or not time travel is possible, now unless those questioning are physicists attempting to warp space-time back upon its self-using long equations and ‘Tardis ' like machines, what is, in fact, being asked by the average person is can there be time travel without paradox? I will attempt to answer this question, with the use of the most notable and pressing time travel paradoxes and their supposed solutions, with different conceptualisations of time in mind while explicitly referencing, Lewis and graham, two of the area 's most influential thinkers. Further to this, I will obviously be assuming for the sake of argument time travel is not only possible but freely available to the hypothetic time traveller I will centre this essay on. (there will be no getting stuck in the past for out time traveller) Time travel paradoxes come in two forms temporal and ontological. The former is concerned with conflicts in causality, that is the order of events and how they interact as a result of cause and effect, a basic law of nature. The later type of paradox the ontological is in relation to the formation and acquisition of knowledge. This in…

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