X-2018-01: Supertasks and Spacetime

X-2018-01: O'Connell, David (2018) Supertasks and Spacetime. [Report]

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In recent years, discussions of supertasks involved a particular class of physical models known as Malament-Hogarth spacetimes. One might wonder – what is the role of physical models in the philosophical discussion of supertasks? Why Malament-Hogarth spacetimes in particular? In this paper we trace the early history of relativistic supertasks, as well as the subsequent discussions of Malament-Hogarth spacetimes as physically-reasonable models of supertasks.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: X-2018-01
Series Name: Technical Notes (X) Series
Year: 2018
Subjects: Philosophy
Depositing User: 11404248
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2018 11:21
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 12:58
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1649

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