John Manchak

John Byron Manchak

Hello! I'm a philosopher at the University of Washington. For the most part, I think about space and time. In Jan 2015, I'll be moving to UC Irvine. My CV is here.


"Time (Hole?) Machines." Forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. pdf

"Spacetime Singularities, Holes, and Extensions." Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science. pdf

"The Geometry of Conventionality" (with J.O. Weatherall). Philosophy of Science. 81 (2014): 233-247. pdf

"Global Spacetime Structure." The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics edited by Batterman (2013). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 587-606. pdf

Review of David Malament, Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory. Philosophy of Science. 79 (2012): 575-583. pdf

"Time Travel: Why It May Not Pay to Work Out All the Kinks." Philosophy of Science. 78 (2011): 1037-1045. pdf

"What is a Physically Reasonable Spacetime?" Philosophy of Science. 78 (2011): 410-420. pdf

"No No-Go: A Remark on Time Machines." Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 42 (2011): 74-76. pdf

"On Efficient 'Time Travel' in Gödel Spacetime." General Relativity and Gravitation. 43 (2011): 51-60. pdf

"On the Possibility of Supertasks in General Relativity." Foundations of Physics. 40 (2010): 276-288. pdf

"On the Existence of 'Time Machines' in General Relativity." Philosophy of Science. 76 (2009): 1020-1026. pdf

"On Force in Cartesian Physics." Philosophy of Science. 76 (2009): 295-306. pdf

"Is Spacetime Hole-Free?" General Relativity and Gravitation. 41 (2009): 1639-1643. pdf

"Can We Know the Global Structure of Spacetime?" Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 40 (2009): 53-56. pdf

"Is Prediction Possible in General Relativity?" Foundations of Physics. 38 (2008): 317-321. pdf

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