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Time Travel

Enrolment code: HPA208/308

Offered: Hobart: semester 1, Distance education: semester 1 [by internet]

Unit description:

A study of the philosophical problems of time travel. Questions addressed include: What is time travel? Is time travel possible? Can you change the past? Topics include: time travel in physics; the grandfather paradox; the bilking argument; causal loops; and the implications for broader philosophical issues such as time, causation, agency and freewill. The unit makes use of various contemporary videos to illustrate the different philosophical positions.

Staff Dr P Dowe For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern int: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly; dist.ed: choice of print-based or web-based delivery (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Philosophy or 25% 1st-year Science  
Mutual exclusions HPS204/304  
Assessment mode 2,000-word assignments (40% ea), 3-hr exam (40%), tutorial (20%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy
Logic and Philosophy of Science
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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