The Past-Future Asymmetry

Publication Year:
Usage 649
Downloads 649
Social Media 3
Tweets 3
Repository URL:
Weinert, Friedel
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
preprint description
As the past-future asymmetry – that fact that we have records of the past but not the future – is still a puzzle the aim of this paper is twofold: a) to explain the asymmetry and its status in philosophy and physics and to critically review the proposed solutions to this puzzle; b) to advance a dynamic solution to the puzzle (which is lacking in alternative proposals) in terms of the ‘universality’ of the entropy relation in statistical mechanics.