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Time is generally thought to be one of the more mysterious ingredients of the universe. In this intriguing book, Paul Horwich makes precise and explicit the interrelationships between time and a large number of philosophically important notions.Ideas of temporal order and priority interact in subtle and convoluted ways with the deepest elements in our network of basic concepts. Confronting this conceptual jigsaw puzzle, Horwich notes that there are glaring differences in how we regard the past and future directions of time. For example, we can influence the future but not the past, and can easily gain knowledge of the past but not of the future. Moreover we see a profusion of decay processes but little spontaneous generation of order; time appears to "flow" in one privileged direction, not the other; and we tend to explain phenomena in terms of antecedent circumstances, rather than subsequent ones. Horwich explains such time asymmetries and examines their bearing on the nature of time itself.Asymmetries in Time covers many notoriously difficult problems in the philosophy of science: causation, knowledge, entropy, explanation, time travel, rational choice (including Newcomb's problem), laws of nature, and counterfactual implication — and gives a unified treatment of these matters. The book covers an unusually broad range of topics in a lucid and nontechnical way and includes alternative points of view in the philosophical literature.

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In this intriguing book, Paul Horwich makes precise and explicit the interrelationships between time and a large number of philosophically important notions.

Synopsis:

Asymmetries in Time covers many notoriously difficult problems in the philosophy of science: causation, knowledge, entropy, explanation, time travel, rational choice (including Newcomb's problem), laws of nature, and counterfactual implication — and gives a unified treatment of these matters. The book covers an unusually broad range of topics in a lucid and nontechnical way and includes alternative points of view in the philosophical literature.

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Paul Horwich is Associate Professor of Philosophy at MIT.

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ISBN:
9780262580885
Subtitle:
Problems in the Philosophy of Science
Author:
Horwich, Paul
Author:
Horwich, Paul G.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Asymmetries In Time
Publication Date:
19870401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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