That useless time machine

Philosophy 76 (4):581-583 (2001)
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Dear ‘Time Machine’ Research Group; if in order to travel to the past one has to have been there already, and if one can only do what has already been done, then why build a time machine in the first place? À quoi bon l'effort?



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Achille C. Varzi
Columbia University
Roberto Casati
Institut Jean Nicod

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