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A time travel dialogue
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ISBN: 1783740388 178374037X 1783740396 2821876149 9781783740390 9781783740406 9781783740413 9781783740383 9781783740376 178374040X 1783740418 Year: 2014 Publisher: Cambridge, England : Open Book Publishers,

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Is time travel just a confusing plot device deployed by science fiction authors and Hollywood filmmakers to amaze and amuse? Or might empirical data prompt a scientific hypothesis of time travel? Structured on a fascinating dialogue involving a distinguished physicist, Dr. Rufus, a physics graduate student and a computer scientist this book probes an experimentally supported hypothesis of backwards time travel - and in so doing addresses key metaphysical issues, such as causation, identity over time and free will. The setting is the Jefferson National Laboratory during a period of five days in 2010. Dr. Rufus's experimental search for the psi-lepton and the resulting intractable data spurs the discussion on time travel. She and her two colleagues are pushed by their observations to address the grandfather paradox and other puzzles about backwards causation, with attention also given to causal loops, multi-dimensional time, and the prospect that only the present exists. Sensible solutions to the main puzzles emerge, ultimately advancing the case for time travel really being possible. A Time Travel Dialogue addresses the possibility of time travel, approaching familiar paradoxes in a rigorous, engaging, and fun manner. It follows in the long philosophical tradition of using dialogue to present philosophical ideas and arguments, but is ground breaking in its use of the dialogue format to introduce readers to the metaphysics of time travel, and is also distinctive in its use of lab results to drive philosophical analysis. The discussion of data that might decide whether time is one-dimensional (one timeline) or multi -dimensional (branching time) is especially novel.


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Patience
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ISBN: 9781910702451 1910702455 Year: 2016 Publisher: London Jonathan Cape $c 2016.

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The story opens in 2012, when Jack Barlow returns home to find Patience, his pregnant girlfriend, murdered. We meet him next in 2029, still haunted by the murder. He hears of a guy who thinks he has invented a device that enables time travel. On the next page Jack is in 2006, watching Patience on her dates with boys. Is one of them the killer?


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Comment construire une machine à explorer le temps?
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ISBN: 1280960574 9786610960576 2759801853 142947212X 9781429472128 9781280960574 6610960577 9782759801855 Year: 2007 Publisher: Les Ulis, France : EDP Sciences,

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Since the beginning of times man has been fascinated by the possibility of traveling in time as H.G. Wells' novel testified. Will it ever be possible? This book deals with the possibility of such a dream in a simple, amusing and quite exhaustive fashion, using laws of physics and asking existential questions …This book is a best-seller in Great Britain and in the United States where more than 50,000 copies have been sold.


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Time travel and warp drives : a scientific guide to shortcuts through time and space
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ISBN: 1283317060 9786613317063 0226225003 Year: 2012 Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press,

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To see video demonstrations of key concepts from the book, please visit this website: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/sites/timewarp.index.html. Sci-fi makes it look so easy. Receive a distress call from Alpha Centauri? No problem: punch the warp drive and you're there in minutes. Facing a catastrophe that can't be averted? Just pop back in the timestream and stop it before it starts. But for those of us not lucky enough to live in a science-fictional universe, are these ideas merely flights of fancy-or could it really be possible to travel through time or take shortcuts be


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Time Machine Tales : The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel
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ISBN: 9783319488646 Year: 2017 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,

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This book contains a broad overview of time travel in science fiction, along with a detailed examination of the philosophical implications of time travel. The emphasis of this book is now on the philosophical and on science fiction, rather than on physics, as in the author's earlier books on the subject. In that spirit there are, for example, no Tech Notes filled with algebra, integrals, and differential equations, as there are in the first and second editions of TIME MACHINES. Writing about time travel is, today, a respectable business. It hasn’t always been so. After all, time travel, prima facie, appears to violate a fundamental law of nature; every effect has a cause, with the cause occurring before the effect. Time travel to the past, however, seems to allow, indeed to demand, backwards causation, with an effect (the time traveler emerging into the past as he exits from his time machine) occurring before its cause (the time traveler pushing the start button on his machine’s control panel to start his trip backward through time). Time Machine Tales includes new discussions of the advances by physicists and philosophers that have appeared since the publication of TIME MACHINES in 1999, examples of which are the chapters on time travel paradoxes. Those chapters have been brought up-to-date with the latest philosophical thinking on the paradoxes. Paul Nahin is THE authority on the intricate physics of time travel, paradoxes and all. He makes the field as clear as it can be. — Gregory Benford, author of Timescape.


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Kindred
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ISBN: 1613128622 9781613128626 9781419709470 141970947X Year: 2017 Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams Comicarts,

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