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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
Academic Editor: Alasdair Richmond
Philosophies 2021, 6(3), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies6030078
Received: 3 August 2021 / Revised: 8 September 2021 / Accepted: 9 September 2021 / Published: 18 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Time Travel)
Causal loops are a recurring feature in the philosophy of time travel, where it is generally agreed that they are logically possible but may come with a theoretical cost. This paper introduces an unfamiliar set of causal loop cases involving knowledge or beliefs about the future: self-fulfilling prophecy loops (SFP loops). I show how and when such loops arise and consider their relationship to more familiar causal loops. View Full-Text
Keywords: causal loops; self-fulfilling prophecies; time travel; foreknowledge; coincidence; inexplicability causal loops; self-fulfilling prophecies; time travel; foreknowledge; coincidence; inexplicability
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