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Volume 52 • Number 4

October 2015



Time Travel for Endurantists

by Markos Valaris and Michaelis Michael


Famously, David Lewis argued that we can avoid the apparent paradoxes of time travel by introducing a notion of personal time, which by and large follows the causal flow of the time traveler's life history. This paper argues that a related approach can be adapted for use by three-dimensionalists in response to Ted Sider's claim that three-dimensionalism is inconsistent with time travel. In contrast to Lewis (and others who follow him on this point), however, this paper argues that the order of events captured by so-called "personal time" should be thought of as causal, rather than temporal.

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