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The Past-Future Asymmetry

Weinert, Friedel (2013) The Past-Future Asymmetry. [Preprint]

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As the past-future asymmetry – that fact that we have records of the past but not the future – is still a puzzle the aim of this paper is twofold: a) to explain the asymmetry and its status in philosophy and physics and to critically review the proposed solutions to this puzzle; b) to advance a dynamic solution to the puzzle (which is lacking in alternative proposals) in terms of the ‘universality’ of the entropy relation in statistical mechanics.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: Asymmetry, block universe, decoherence, entropy, order/disorder, phase space, spreading, theory of relativity, thermodynamics, thermodynamic probability, time travel
Subjects: General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Depositing User: Friedel Weinert
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2013 15:08
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2013 15:08
Item ID: 9598
Official URL: htpp://
Subjects: General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Date: 1 March 2013

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