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While experience tells us that time flows from the past to the present and into the future, a number of philosophical and physical objections exist to this commonsense view of dynamic time. In an attempt to make sense of this conundrum, philosophers and physicists are forced to confront fascinating questions, such as: Can effects precede causes? Can one travel in time? Can the expansion of the Universe or the process of measurement in quantum mechanics define a direction in time? In this book, researchers from both physics and philosophy attempt to answer these issues in an interesting, yet rigorous way. This fascinating book will be of interest to physicists and philosophers of science and educated general readers interested in the direction of time.


‘This collection of papers is an exemplary case of the beneficial effects of the interaction of philosophers and scientists in a non-polistical setting. It is also the state of the art on the problem of time’s arrow … Anyone working on the problem of the direction of time or the related issues discussed in the various chapters would be well advised to delve into it.’

John Collier Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

‘I heartily recommend this collection to anyone, philosopher or scientist interested in the direction of time. Many of the papers make significant contributions to the field, and I found almost all of them quite interesting, I am confident this book will emerge as a standard text in the philosophy of time.’

Craig Callender Source: Canadian Philosophical Reviews

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