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.
Adam Roberts (@arrroberts) is Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Bryan W. Roberts (@SoulPhysics) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LSE.
Emily Thomas (@emilytwrites) is Lecturer in Philosophy, Durham University.
Clare Moriarty (@quiteclare) is a Fellow at The Forum; Doctoral Researcher, King’s College London
The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.
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