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What is the Problem about the Time-Asymmetry of Thermodynamics?--A Reply to Price

North, Jill (2002) What is the Problem about the Time-Asymmetry of Thermodynamics?--A Reply to Price. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Huw Price argues that there are two conceptions of the puzzle of the time-asymmetry of thermodynamics. He thinks this puzzle has remained unsolved for so long partly due to a misunderstanding about which of these conceptions is the right one and what form a solution ought to take. I argue that it is Price’s understanding of the problem which is mistaken. Further, it is on the basis of this and other misunderstandings that he disparages a type of account which does, in fact, hold promise of a solution.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Time-asymmetry; thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; Price.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
    Depositing User: Jill North
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
    Item ID: 4959
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4959

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