Comment on Fritz Rohrlich's "Causality and the Arrow of Classical Time".

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1575
Author(s):
ROVELLI, Carlo
preprint description
Rohrlich claims that ``the problem of the arrow of time in classical dynamics has been solved". The solution he proposes is based on the equations governing the motion of extended particles. Rohrlich claims that these equations, which must take self-interaction into account, are are not invariant under time reversal. I dispute this claim, on several grounds.