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Three facets of time-reversal symmetry

López, Cristian (2021) Three facets of time-reversal symmetry. [Preprint]

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The notion of time reversal has caused some recent controversy in philosophy of physics. The debate has mainly put the focus on how the concept of time reversal should be formally implemented across different physical theories and models, as if time reversal were a single, unified concept that physical theories should capture. In this paper, I shift the focus of the debate and defend that the concept of time reversal involves at least three facets, where each of them gives rise to opposing views. In particular, I submit that any account of time reversal presupposes (explicitly or implicitly) modal, metaphysical, and heuristic facets. The comprehension of this multi-faceted nature of time reversal, I conclude, shows that time reversal can be coherently said in many ways, suggesting a disunified concept.reversal is in philosophy of physics

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Item Type: Preprint
López, Cristianlopez.cristian1987@gmail.com0000-0002-2883-4037
Keywords: Time Reversal, Symmetry, Physical Laws, Modality, Time
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr Cristian Lopez
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2021 04:34
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2021 04:34
Item ID: 19591
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 11 June 2021

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