Journal of Philosophy 107 (8):389-411 (2010)

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Orly Shenker
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Meir Hemmo
University of Haifa
Abstract
This paper proves that Maxwell's Demon is compatible with classical mechanics. In particular it shows how the cycle of operation - including measurement and erasure - can be carried out with no entropy cost, contrary to the Landauer-Bennett thesis (according to which memory erasure costs kln2 of entropy increase per bit). The Landauer-Bennet thesis is thus proven to be mistaken.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/jphil2010107833
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