Counterfactuals and Time Travel

In this episode of Podcastion, Hannah and Pepijn discuss the book “Time and Time Again,” with professor Rosa Runhardt, in order to better understand counterfactuals, but also the relation between time travel and philosophy. In the book “Time and Time Again,” the main character – Hugh Stanton – travels back in time to 1914 to kill Franz Ferdinand, in order to prevent the Great War. This leads to a plethora of ideas about causality – whether we can say anything about it, counterfactuals – the “what if’s” of the world, feminism, and eventually the merits of science-fiction and fantasy as thought experiments.