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Title: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Author(s): Rennick, Stephanie
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Keywords: causal loops
self-fulfilling prophecies
time travel
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2021
Date Deposited: 6-Oct-2023
Citation: Rennick S (2021) Self-Fulfilling Prophecies. <i>Philosophies</i>, 6 (3), p. 78.
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.3390/philosophies6030078
Rights: © 2021 by the author. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( Share
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