Self-existing objects and auto-generated information in chronology-violating space-times: A philosophical discussion

Modern Physics Letters A 16 (19):1213-1222 (2001)
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Abstract

Closed time-like curves (CTCs) naturally appear in a variety of chronology-violating space{times. In these space{times, the principle of self-consistency demands a harmony between local and global a airs that excludes grandfather-like paradoxes. However, selfexisting objects trapped in CTCs are not seemingly avoided by the standard interpretation of this principle, usually constrained to a dynamical framework. In this letter we discuss whether we are committed to accept an ontology with self-existing objects if CTCs actually occur in the universe. In addition, the epistemological status of the principle of self-consistency is analyzed and a discussion on the information flux through CTCs is presented.

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Gustavo E. Romero
Universidad Nacional de La Plata

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