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ROVELLI, Carlo (2022) Back to Reichenbach. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In his 1956 book "The direction of Time", Hans Reichenbach offered a comprensive analysis of the physical ground of the direction of time, the notion of physical cause}, and the relation between the two. I review its conclusions and argue that at the light of recent advances Reichenbach analysis provides the best account of the physical underpinning of these notions. I integrate recent results in cosmology, and relative to the physical underpinning of records and agency into Reichenbach's account, and discuss which questions it leaves open.


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Item Type: Preprint
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ROVELLI, Carlorovelli@cpt.univ-mrs.fr0000-0003-1724-9737
Keywords: Arrow of time, causation, causal perspectivalism, past hypothesis
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Carlo ROVELLI
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 05:17
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 05:17
Item ID: 20148
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 24 January 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20148

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