Time's Arrows Today: Recent Physical and Philosophical Work on the Direction of Time

Cambridge University Press (1995)

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Steven Savitt
University of British Columbia
Abstract
While experience tells us that time flows from the past to the present and into the future, a number of philosophical and physical objections exist to this commonsense view of dynamic time. In an attempt to make sense of this conundrum, philosophers and physicists are forced to confront fascinating questions, such as: Can effects precede causes? Can one travel in time? Can the expansion of the Universe or the process of measurement in quantum mechanics define a direction in time? In this book, researchers from both physics and philosophy attempt to answer these issues in an interesting, yet rigorous way. This fascinating book will be of interest to physicists and philosophers of science and educated general readers interested in the direction of time.
Keywords Time Philosophy  Space and time
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Call number BD638.T57 1995
ISBN(s) 0521461111  
DOI 10.1093/bjps/48.2.287
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