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. (more details)
Next week: 5 December, 18:30 — 20:00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
Clare will chair.