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Single Idea 22912

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / j. Time travel]

Full Idea

As long as we understand any time travel events to be timelessly included in the history of the world, and thus as part of the fixed continuum of events, time travel need not give rise to paradox.

Gist of Idea

Time travel is not a paradox if we include it in the eternal continuum of events


Adrian Bardon (Brief History of the Philosophy of Time [2013], 6 'Time travel')

Book Reference

Bardon,Adrian: 'Brief History of the Philosophy of Time' [OUP 2013], p.131

A Reaction

This would presumably block going back and killing your own grandparent.