Indeterminism and the direction of time

Topoi 14 (1):67-81 (1995)
Many phenomena in the world display a striking time-asymmetry: the forwards transition frequencies are approximately invariant while the backwards ones are not. I argue in this paper that theories of such phenomena will entail that time has a direction, and that quantum mechanics in particular entails that the future is objectively different from the past.
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DOI 10.1007/BF00763480
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