The Past-Future Asymmetry

Publication Year:
2013
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9598
Author(s):
Weinert, Friedel
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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.