We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Time Travel Audiobook

Time Travel

Regular Price:$3.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

In this brief but rigorous examination of the concept of time-travel, it is clearly stated what time-travel would be, were it possible. It is thereby shown that the very concept of time-travel is incoherent.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

2.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
2.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
2.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-31-16
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-31-16 Member Since 2016

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5454
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1460
    470
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1330
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Self Published, Short, Well Intentioned Philosophy"

    I am interested in time and causality, so I gave this and a few other of this series a listen.

    This is quite short (20 min) and self-produced (echoes due to bathroom acoustics?) Certainly don’t use a credit for this title (pay the $2.76).

    This is not science but instead academic analytic philosophy, and weak at that. The author does not rigorously define key concepts (like time, object, or event), this makes what follows vague at best. Basically he defines and object as a causal sequence, then concludes that any form of time travel must either be disintegration and pure identical creation or not time travel but normal existence (forward or backward), thus time travel is a logical fallacy. Of course this is just definitional mumbo-jumbo.

    Clearly forward time travel could (conceivably) be implemented by preventing any interactions (for some time) between and object and its environment and itself. This might not seem like real time travel, but suspended animation, yet it might get the job done. Such considerations also could illuminate exactly what we mean by time and object and time-travel.

    General Relativity seems not to disallow stable time-like loops where an object interacts with past objects in a consistent way. This could conceivably cause a consistent causal loop. This is very boring time travel, but is interesting to consider. The author don’t not review any such cases.

    I found this an enjoyable, if not enlightening, 20 minutes, but I could not recommend this series to others, unless they already have a firm science background, a light-hearted amusement with philosophers, and an appreciation of the absurd.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.