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Philosophical Space and Time

  • Paul J. Nahin
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Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Abstract

Before going any further with time travel, it will be well worth the effort to take a closer look at time itself, the ‘stuff’ or ‘thing’ or … ? that we are interested in traveling ‘through’ or ‘around’ or ‘across’ or … ? Oddly enough, I’ll start with religion, as philosophical theologians had identified time as something unusual long before Newton’s words on time in his Principia that I mentioned in the Introduction, and many thousands of years before science fiction writers and their time travel stories.

Keywords

Time Travel Time Machine Science Fiction World Line Fourth Dimension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Nahin
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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