Foundations of Physics

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 276–288

On the Possibility of Supertasks in General Relativity


DOI: 10.1007/s10701-009-9390-x

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Manchak, J.B. Found Phys (2010) 40: 276. doi:10.1007/s10701-009-9390-x


Malament-Hogarth spacetimes are the sort of models within general relativity that seem to allow for the possibility of supertasks. There are various ways in which these spacetimes might be considered physically problematic. Here, we examine these criticisms and investigate the prospect of escaping them.

SupertasksMalament-Hogarth spacetimesGeneral relativityComputation

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA