課程資訊
課程名稱
時間旅行
Time Travel 
開課學期
108-1 
授課對象
文學院  哲學研究所  
授課教師
周先捷 
課號
Phl7797 
課程識別碼
124 M7940 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期三7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
上課地點
哲研討室二 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。B,C領域。
總人數上限:15人 
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http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1081Phl7797_ 
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課程概述

本課程以中文授課。

回到過去非常吸引人。不斷出現在電影小說裡的時間旅行情節近乎陳腔濫調了,然而人們卻還是會被吸引。到底時間旅行的本質是什麼?回到過去究竟是可能的嗎?在祖父悖論的啟發下,我們該如何理解時間旅行?改變過去是可能的嗎?如果不是,那麼回到過去還有什麼重要性嗎?此外,「過去」、「現在」、「未來」的區別是時間的基本特性嗎?如果是的話,那麼根據McTaggat’s paradox,時間是不存在的。在這門課裡,我們將探討當代各種哲學理論對於上述議題的看法。
 

課程目標
本課程的主要目標是認識時間旅行的本質以及McTaggart’s paradox,學習如何分析和評價這個議題上的不同哲學理論,以及發展與構思自己的想法。為了達成這些目標,本課程將非常依賴課堂討論,報告,和寫作。
 
課程要求
Each student is expected to read the assignments before class, attend every class, and participate in in-class discussions. Essays should focus on showing your own philosophical assessment and argument about a given view. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
Selected readings from various sources, which will be made available online:
Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Oxford University Press (2017).
Keller and Nelson, “Presentists Should Believe in Time Travel,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (3):333 – 345 (2001).
Sider, “Traveling in A- and B-Time,” The Monist 88 (3):329-335 (2005).
Slater, “The Necessity of Time Travel (on Pain of Indeterminacy),” The Monist 88 (3):362-369 (2005).
Lewis, “The Paradoxes of Time Travel,” American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (2):145-152 (1976).
Peter van Inwagen, “Changing the Past,” Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 5 (2010).
Hudson and Wasserman, “Van Inwagen on Time Travel and Changing the Past,” Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 5 (2010).
Bernstein, “Time Travel and the Movable Present,” in John Keller (ed.), Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen. pp. 80-94 (2017).
Smith, “Bananas Enough for Time Travel?” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (3):363-389 (1997).
Hanley, “No End in Sight: Causal Loops in Physics, Philosophy, and Fiction.” Synthese 141 (1):123 - 152 (2004).
McTaggart, J. M. E. (1908), “The Unreality of Time,” Mind 17: 457–474.
Dummett, Michael (1960), “A Defence of McTaggart's Proof of the Unreality of Time,” Philosophical Review 69: 497-504.
Craig, W. L. (1998). “McTaggart’s Paradox and the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics,” Analysis 58(2): 122-127.
Rettler, Bradley (2012), “McTaggart and Indexing the Copula,” Philosophical Studies 158: 431-434.
Tooley, Michael (2010), “Farewell to McTaggart’s Argument?” Philosophia 38: 243-255.
Fine, Kit (2005), “Tense and Reality,” in Modality and Tense, New York: Oxford University Press.
Correia, Fabrice & Sven Rosenkranz (2012), “Eternal Facts in an Ageing Universe,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90(2): 307-320.
Ingthorsson, R.D. (2016), McTaggart's Paradox, New York: Routledge.
 
指定閱讀
第1週 ■Introduction
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch 1.
第2週 ■Temporal Paradoxes
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch2 §1-3.
●Keller and Nelson, “Presentists Should Believe in Time Travel.”
第3週 ●Sider, “Traveling in A- and B-Time.”
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch2 §4-6.
●Slater, “The Necessity of Time Travel (on Pain of Indeterminacy).”
第4週 ■Paradoxes of Freedom I
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch3.
● Lewis, “The Paradoxes of Time Travel.”
第5週 ■1st Assignment Presentation
第6週 ●Peter van Inwagen, “Changing the Past.”
●Hudson and Wasserman, “Van Inwagen on Time Travel and Changing the Past.”
第7週 ●Hudson and Wasserman, “Van Inwagen on Time Travel and Changing the Past.”
●Bernstein, “Time Travel and the Movable Present.”
第8週 ■ Paradoxes of Freedom II
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch4.
●Smith, “Bananas Enough for Time Travel?”
第9週 ■2nd Assignment Presentation
第10週 ■McTaggart’s Paradox
●McTaggart, “The Unreality of Time.”
●Ingthorsson, McTaggart's Paradox, Ch. 3.
第11週 ●Ingthorsson, McTaggart's Paradox, Ch. 5.
●Dummett, “A Defence of McTaggart's Proof of the Unreality of Time.”
第12週 ●Ingthorsson, McTaggart's Paradox, Ch. 6.
●Craig, “McTaggart’s Paradox and the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics.”
●Tooley, “Farewell to McTaggart’s Argument?”
第13週 ●Fine, “Tense and Reality.”
第14週 ■3rd Assignment Presentation
第15週 ●Correia & Rosenkranz, “Eternal Facts in an Ageing Universe.”
第16週 ■ Research Paper Draft Presentation
第17週 TBA
第18週 Holiday
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Three short assignments  
60% 
 
2. 
Research paper 
40% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/11  ■Introduction
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch 1.
 
第2週
9/18  ■Temporal Paradoxes
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch2 §1-3.
●Keller and Nelson, “Presentists Should Believe in Time Travel.”
 
第3週
9/25  ●Sider, “Traveling in A- and B-Time.”
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch2 §4-6.
●Slater, “The Necessity of Time Travel (on Pain of Indeterminacy).”
 
第4週
10/02  ■Paradoxes of Freedom I
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch3.
● Lewis, “The Paradoxes of Time Travel.”
 
第5週
10/09  ■1st Assignment Presentation 
第6週
10/16  ●Peter van Inwagen, “Changing the Past.”
●Hudson and Wasserman, “Van Inwagen on Time Travel and Changing the Past.”
 
第7週
10/23  ●Hudson and Wasserman, “Van Inwagen on Time Travel and Changing the Past.”
●Bernstein, “Time Travel and the Movable Present.”
 
第8週
10/30  ■ Paradoxes of Freedom II
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch4.
●Smith, “Bananas Enough for Time Travel?”
 
第9週
11/06  ■Causal Paradoxes
●Wasserman, Paradoxes of Time Travel, Ch5.
●Hanley, “No End in Sight: Causal Loops in Physics, Philosophy, and Fiction.”
 
第10週
11/13  ■2nd Assignment Presentation 
第11週
11/20  ■McTaggart’s Paradox
●McTaggart, “The Unreality of Time.”
●Dummett, “A Defence of McTaggart's Proof of the Unreality of Time.”
 
第12週
11/27  ●Craig, “McTaggart’s Paradox and the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics.”
●Rettler, “McTaggart and Indexing the Copula.”
●Tooley, “Farewell to McTaggart’s Argument?”
 
第13週
12/04  ●Fine, “Tense and Reality.” 
第14週
12/11  ■3rd Assignment Presentation 
第15週
12/18  ●Correia & Rosenkranz, “Eternal Facts in an Ageing Universe.”
●Ingthorsson, McTaggart's Paradox, Ch. 5.
 
第16週
12/25  ●Ingthorsson, McTaggart's Paradox, Ch. 5 & 6. 
第17週
1/01  ■ Research Paper Draft Presentation