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Argues for the theses that the causal asymmetry of events is essentially anthropocentric in character and that this asymmetry can be broken. ‣Salmon, Wesley C. Space, Time, and Motion: A Philosophical Introduction. 2d ed. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1980. A collection of four chapter-length essays concentrating on problems of measurement and definition in relativistic theories. ‣Sklar, Lawrence. Philosophy and Spacetime Physics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. Collection of essays focusing on the implications of relativity for general problems in the philosophy of science, including the status of hypotheses, unobservable entities, and the meanings of theoretical terms.
Developing arguments in Grey 1999 and Dowe 2000, explores the hitherto underdiscussed field of the spatial problems related to getting objects to reverse their direction in time. ‣Lewis, David. ” The American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (1976): 145–152. The classic philosophical paper on time travel. Uses the notion of compossibility to argue that traditional “paradox” objections to time travel fail due to conflating distinct senses of possibility. Introduces a distinction between “personal time” and “external time,” the former measured by travelers and the latter in external frames of reference.
In Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, Vol. 2. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp, 557–562. New York: Harper and Row, 1949. Discusses the extent to which Kant’s belief in the transcendental ideality of space and time has been vindicated by Einsteinian relativity. Gödel’s only major philosophical publication in his lifetime that was not grounded in mathematical logic. ‣McTaggart, John McTaggart Ellis. ” Mind 17 (1908): 457–474. Offers a famous and much rebutted argument that the existence of time would inevitably involve contradictions.