Does a Low-Entropy Constraint Prevent Us from Influencing the Past?

Publication Year:
2007
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3390
Author(s):
Frisch, Mathias
artifact description
David Albert (2000) and Barry Loewer (2007) have argued that the temporal asymmetry of our concept of causal influence or control is grounded in the statistical mechanical assumption of a low-entropy past. In this paper I critically examine Albert's and Loewer's accounts.