Ungrounded causal chains and beginningless time
Keywordsrecursively defined function, Benardete’s paradox, Yablo’s paradox, causality, time, irreversibility
AbstractWe use two logical resources, namely, the notion of recursively defined function and the Benardete-Yablo paradox, together with some inherent features of causality and time, as usually conceived, to derive two results: that no ungrounded causal chain exists and that time has a beginning.
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