How to Change the Past in One-Dimensional Time

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 96 (1):1-11 (2015)
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The possibility of changing the past by means of time-travel appears to depend on the possibility of distinguishing the past as it is ‘before’ and ‘after’ the time-travel. So far, all the metaphysical models that have been proposed to account for the possibility of past-changing time-travels operate this distinction by conceiving of time as multi-dimensional, and thus by significantly inflating our metaphysics of time. The aim of this article is to argue that there is an intuitive sense in which past-changing time-travels are metaphysically possible also in one-dimensional time
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