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May 5th, 2020

From the Vaults: Time Travel

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

May 5th, 2020

From the Vaults: Time Travel

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Adam Roberts/ Bryan Roberts/ Emily Thomas

 


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Born of science fiction, thinking about time travel has allowed us to visit possible and lost worlds, and rediscover the past through modern eyes. It also raises big puzzles: If you travelled back in time and killed your grandfather when he was a young man, would you still exist? Would changing the past mean you returned to a different present? What about travelling to the future? Two philosophers and a science fiction writer discuss time travel, and how thinking and writing about it has changed science and philosophy.

 

Speakers
Adam Roberts
Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London
Bryan W. Roberts
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LSE
Emily Thomas
Lecturer in Philosophy, Durham University

Chair
Clare Moriarty
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on 5 December 2017 at the LSE

 

 

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Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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