Godel Meets Einstein: Time Travel in the Godel Universe

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What happens when the country's greatest logician meets the century's greatest physicist? In the case of Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein the result in Godel's revolutioinary new model of the cosmos. In the 'Godel Universe' the philosophical fantasy of time travel becomes a scientific reality. For Godel,however, the reality of time travel signals the unreality of time. If Godel is right, the real meaning of the Einstein revolution had remained, for half a century, a secret. Now, half-century after Godel met Einstein, the real meaning of time travel in the Godel universe can be revealed.
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This is an expansion of the author's 1991 work published as . Yougrau (philosophy, Brandeis U.) investigates the implications of G<:o>dels writings on Einstein's theory of relativity as they relate to the fundamental questions of the nature of time and the possibilities for time travel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812694086
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: NEW & EXPANDED
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Expanded Edition (1999)
Preface to the First Edition (1991)
The Reception of Gödel's Results
Gödel's Idealism
Time Travel in the Gödel Universe
Not Everything Can be Relativized
From Kant to Star Trek: A Philosopher's Guide to Time Travel
Formalization and Representation
Being and Time

Brouwer and the `Revolution': The Philosophical Background of `Temporal
Zeno's Revenge: On the Mathematical Dogma of Infinite Divisibility
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