Rennick S (2021) Self-Fulfilling Prophecies. Philosophies, 6 (3), p. 78f. https://www.mdpi.com/2409-9287/6/3/78; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies6030078
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.
causal loops; self-fulfilling prophecies; time travel; foreknowledge; coincidence; inexplicability
Philosophies: Volume 6, Issue 3