What is the Problem about the Time-Asymmetry of Thermodynamics?--A Reply to Price

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Huw Price argues that there are two conceptions of the puzzle of the time-asymmetry of thermodynamics. He thinks this puzzle has remained unsolved for so long partly due to a misunderstanding about which of these conceptions is the right one and what form a solution ought to take. I argue that it is Price's understanding of the problem which is mistaken. Further, it is on the basis of this and other misunderstandings that he disparages a type of account which does, in fact, hold promise of a solution.
Keywords thermodynamics  statistical mechanics  direction of time  entropy
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/53.1.121
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