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

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

by Steven F. Savitt (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521461115
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/24/1995
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Cosmology and Time's Arrow: 1. Time, gravity, and quantum mechanics W. Unruh; 2. Cosmology, time's arrow, and that old double standard H. Price; Part II. Quantum Theory and Time's Arrow: 3. Time's arrow and the quantum measurement problem A. Leggett; 4. Time, decoherence, and 'reversible' measurements P. Stamp; 5. Time flows, non-locality, and measurement in quantum mechanics S. McCall; 6. Stochastically branching spacetime topology R. Douglas; Part III. Thermodynamics and Time's Arrow: 7. The elusive object of desire: in pursuit of the kinetic equations and the second law L. Sklar; 8. Time in experience and in theoretical description of the world L. Sklar; 9. When and why does entropy increase? M. Barrett and E. Sober; Part IV. Time Travel and Time's Arrow: 10. Closed causal chains P Horwich; 11. Recent work on time travel J. Earman.

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