Time Reversal

In Eleanor Knox & Alistair Wilson (eds.), Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics (forthcoming)

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This article deals with the question of what time reversal means. It begins with a presentation of the standard account of time reversal, with plenty of examples, followed by a popular non-standard account. I argue that, in spite of recent commentary to the contrary, the standard approach to the meaning of time reversal is the only one that is philosophically and physically viable. The article concludes with a few open research problems about time reversal.
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