“(...) Every civilization you could imagine already exists” - Considerations on time travel based on “The Map of Time” by F. J. Palm Cover Image

„(...) każda cywilizacja, jaką mógłbyś sobie wyobrazić, już istnieje” - Rozważania o podróżach w czasie na podstawie „Mapy czasu” Félixa J. Palma
“(...) Every civilization you could imagine already exists” - Considerations on time travel based on “The Map of Time” by F. J. Palm

Author(s): Agnieszka Trześniewska
Subject(s): Philosophy, Novel
Published by: Fundacja „dzień dobry! kolektyw kultury”
Keywords: map of time; time travel; time traveler; time machine;

Summary/Abstract: The subject of drifting / sailing in time has been undertaken in the context of Félix J. Palma's The Map of Time (2008). The author of the novel reaches back to the nineteenth century, which is an already well-known trend of the transformation of this period. In the novel by Palma, time is the main character, whereas heroes like,Wells, Stoker, James or Queen Victoria are only pawns on the chessboard, among which the Guard of Time walks. The article illustrates the opposition of homo temporis versus homo sapiens. The two approaches to existence are thus characterized: sailing, which in the novel is equivalent to moving in time and changing the past / present / future and drifting as a passive existence.

  • Issue Year: 8/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 73-94
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish