Abstract
It is argued that certain recent advances in the construction of a theory of the collapses of Quantum Mechanical wave functions suggest the possibility of new and improved foundations for statistical mechanics, foundations in which epistemic considerations play no role.
Keywords Quantum Mechanics   Thermodynamics   Physics   Temporal Asymmetry
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/45.2.669
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