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

Frisch, Mathias (2007) Does a Low-Entropy Constraint Prevent Us from Influencing the Past? UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    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.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Causation, Time, Thermodynamics, Past-Hypothesis
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: Mathias Frisch
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3390
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3390

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