The Origins of Time-Asymmetry in Thermodynamics: The Minus First Law

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This paper investigates what the source of time-asymmetry is in thermodynamics, and comments on the question whether a time-symmetric formulation of the Second Law is possible.
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    Roberto Torretti (2007). The Problem of Time's Arrow Historico-Critically Reexamined. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 38 (4):732-756.
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