British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (2):141-160 (1992)
The idea that the changing entropy of a system is relevant to explaining why we know more about the system's past than about its future has been criticized on several fronts. This paper assesses the criticisms and clarifies the epistemology of the inference problem. It deploys a Markov process model to investigate the relationship between entropy and temporally asymmetric inference
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Information and Inaccuracy.William Roche & Tomoji Shogenji - forthcoming - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science:axw025.
Similar books and articles
Maxwell's Demon and the Thermodynamics of Computation.Jeffrey Bub - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 32 (4):569-579.
Entropy : A Concept That is Not a Physical Quantity.Shufeng Zhang - 2012 - Physics Essays 25 (2):172-176.
Temporally Asymmetric Inference in a Markov Process.Elliott Sober - 1991 - Philosophy of Science 58 (3):398-410.
Entropy-A Guide for the Perplexed.Roman Frigg & Charlotte Werndl - 2011 - In Claus Beisbart & Stephan Hartmann (eds.), Probabilities in Physics. Oxford University Press.
Entropy Increase and Information Loss in Markov Models of Evolution.Elliott Sober & Mike Steel - 2011 - Biology and Philosophy 26 (2):223-250.
Comment on Barrett and Sober's Paper on the Relevance of Entropy to Retrodiction and Prediction.K. G. Denbigh - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):709-711.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads58 ( #88,111 of 2,153,858 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #279,963 of 2,153,858 )
How can I increase my downloads?