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Block time and the Teletransporter Problem

Salmon, Andrew R Block time and the Teletransporter Problem. UNSPECIFIED.

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Based on the success of Einstein’s theories of relativity it has become a prevalent view that past, present and future equally exist in a block universe. However, block time is in contradiction with our experience, where the present appears to exist in a way that other times do not. Here I propose that this contradiction can be resolved by recognising that the special status of the present results from the illusion of self-permanence. If a different self exists in the past, present and future then the special status of the present is explained in a block universe.


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Salmon, Andrew Randrew.salmon@cantab.net0000-0001-6267-5896
Keywords: block time, parfit, flow of time, eternalism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Depositing User: Dr Andrew Salmon
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 04:24
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 04:24
Item ID: 19241
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19241

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