When We Do Have a Classical Arrow of Time


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I point out that some common folk wisdom about time reversal invariance in classical mechanics is strictly incorrect, by showing some explicit examples in which classical time reversal invariance fails, even among conservative systems. I then show that there is nevertheless a broad class of familiar classical systems that are time reversal invariant
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Is Classical Mechanics Really Time-Reversible and Deterministic?Keith Hutchison - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (2):307-323.
The Metaphysics of Time Reversal: Hutchison on Classical Mechanics.Craig Callender - 1995 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (3):331-340.

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Three Merry Roads to T-Violation.Bryan W. Roberts - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 52 (Part A):8-15.
Time Reversal.Bryan W. Roberts - forthcoming - In Eleanor Knox & Alistair Wilson (eds.), Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics.

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