Arrow of time: a physical concept with philosophical roots
Physics, Philosophy of Physics, Time
The notion of “time” is one of the key concepts in physics and philosophy and it “occupies a key role to bridge domains of experience belonging to the spiritual and physical sides of our nature” as says Sir Arthur Eddington. This essay has for subject, historical and philosophical origins of “arrow of time” as a physical notion. It is a case in which we can clearly see the close interplay between physics and philosophy.
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