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The Arrow of Time is Alive and Well but Forbidden Under the Received View of Physics

Kastner, Ruth (2023) The Arrow of Time is Alive and Well but Forbidden Under the Received View of Physics. [Preprint]

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This essay offers a meta-level analysis in the sociology and history of physics in the context of the "Arrow of Time" or so-called "Two Times" problem. In effect, it argues that the two topics are intertwined, and it is only by coming to grips with the sociological aspects, involving adherence to certain metaphysical, epistemological and methodological beliefs and practices, that real progress can be made in the physics.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Kastner, Ruthrkastner@umd.edu
Keywords: Arrow of Time, Quantum Field Theory, Temporal Symmetry Breaking, Sociology of Physics
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Social Psychology
Specific Sciences > Sociology
General Issues > Theory Change
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Ruth E. Kastner
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 14:21
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024 16:27
Item ID: 22651
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Social Psychology
Specific Sciences > Sociology
General Issues > Theory Change
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 10 October 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22651

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