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Time’s Arrow and Archimedes’ Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time (1996)

Time’s Arrow and Archimedes’ Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time (1996)

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Genres: Advanced, Arrow of Time
Interesting and important account of the problem of time's arrow, where Price argues that most physicists have thought about this problems the wrong way. Misled by the human perspective from within time, they have fallen victim to what Price calls the "double standard fallacy". The solution is to imagine a point outside time — the Archimedean "view from nowhen". More info →
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Time and Chance (2000)

Time and Chance (2000)

In the typical style of Albert, this book provides an unprecedentedly clear account of the problem of time's arrow in science. From the Newtonian-Mechanical picture of the world, via the Second Law of Thermodynamics, to the measurement problem of quantum mechanics, this is an excellent introduction to the subject. More info →
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The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time (2007)

The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time (2007)

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Genres: Advanced, Arrow of Time
A classic, technical account of time asymmetries in the foundations of classical mechanics, quantum theory and cosmology. More info →
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The Physics of Time Asymmetry (1976)

The Physics of Time Asymmetry (1976)

One of the first thorough accounts on the arrow of time, encompassing such diverse topics as a statistical and quantum mechanics, electromagnetic theory, elementary particles, and cosmology. More info →
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Asymmetries in Time: Problems in the Philosophy of Science (1992)

Asymmetries in Time: Problems in the Philosophy of Science (1992)

A philosophical account of time asymmetries in science, covering many notoriously difficult problems in the philosophy of science, such as causation, knowledge, entropy, explanation, time travel, rational choice (including Newcomb's problem), laws of nature, and counterfactual implication. More info →
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