Gödel meets Einstein : time travel in the Gödel universe /
Palle Yourgrau.
Chicago : Open Court, c1999.
xxiv, 253 p. : ill.
0812694082 (pbk.
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Chicago : Open Court, c1999.
0812694082 (pbk.
general note
Rev. ed. of: The disappearance of time.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Author Affiliation
Palle Yourgrau is professor of philosophy at Brandeis University.
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This is an expansion of the author's 1991 work published as The Disappearance of Time. Yougrau (philosophy, Brandeis U.) investigates the implications of Godels writings on Einstein's theory of relativity as they relate to the fundamental questions of the nature of time and the possibilities of time travel.
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Godel extended Einstein's General Theory of Relativity with cosmological models-now known as "Godel Universes"-with extraordinary properties, including the possibility of closed, timelike curves that allow the philosophical fantasy of time travel to become a scientific reality.
Publisher Fact Sheet
A clear, accessible introduction to Godel's influential ideas about cosmology, physics & math & their philosophical implications.
Table of Contents
Preface to the New Expanded Edition (1999)p. ix
Preface to the First Edition (1991)p. xxi
The Reception of Godel's Resultsp. 1
Godel's Idealismp. 17
Time Travel and the Godel Universep. 37
Not Everything Can Be Relativizedp. 51
From Kant to Star Trek: A Philosopher's Guide to Time Travelp. 69
Formalization and Representationp. 123
Being and Timep. 169
Brouwer and the 'Revolution': The Philosophical Background of 'Temporal Mathematics'p. 205
Zeno's Revenge: On the Mathematical Dogma of Infinite Divisibilityp. 213
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 247
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