The Art of Time Travel: a bigger picture


  • Emily Caddick Bourne University of Hertfordshire
  • Craig Bourne University of Hertfordshire


Time travel. Causal loop. McCall’s puzzle. Value of works of art.


In his contribution to the second part of this special issue, Storrs McCall criticizes the solution to his puzzle that we put forward in the first part of the issue. In this paper, we expand on our solution and defend it from his objections.


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Biografia do Autor

Emily Caddick Bourne, University of Hertfordshire

Emily Caddick Bourne is Academic Director and Teaching Officer in Philosophy at ICE, and is affiliated with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Philosophy. Emily completed her BA in Philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge in 2007. She stayed at Newnham to take an MPhil (2007-8) and PhD (2008-11). Alongside her work at the Institute of Continuing Education, Emily currently holds a Jacobsen Research Fellowship at Birkbeck, University of London, based in the Institute of Philosophy.

Craig Bourne, University of Hertfordshire

Craig Bourne was born in Barbados, and he moved to the Orlando area in 1982. After graduating from Lake Brantley High in Altamonte Springs, Craig earned both his undergraduate degree (B.A. 1990) and his law degree (J.D. 1993) from the University of Florida, in Gainesville.


BOURNE, C. and CADDICK BOURNE, E. “The Art of Time Travel: An ‘Insoluble’ Problem Solved.” Special Issue of Manuscrito: Time and Reality I, edited by Emiliano Boccardi, 39 (4), pp. 305-313, 2016.

MCCALL, S. “An Insoluble Problem”. Analysis, 70, pp. 647-48, 2010.

MCCALL, S. “Note on ‘The Art of Time Travel: An Insoluble Problem Solved.’” Special Issue of Manuscrito: Time and Reality II, edited by Emiliano Boccardi, pp. 279-280, 2017.




Como Citar

BOURNE, E. C.; BOURNE, C. The Art of Time Travel: a bigger picture. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 40, n. 1, p. 281–287, 2017. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2022.