Chapter

In Search of the Third Arrow

Huw Price

in Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780195117981
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117981.003.0006
In Search of the Third Arrow

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Intuition is the first step in every great scientific discovery, one that compels us to seek out the facts and establish the truth, and that continuously feeds our curiosity that there are things still left unknown. The chapter dives into the topic of intuitions, and discusses three temporal asymmetries: the temporal asymmetry of dependence, of causation, and of agency. It probes into each of these asymmetries, attempting to provide a sense of clarity and comprehension. It also strives to clear away incorrect perceptions and notions of asymmetry.

Keywords: asymmetry; dependence; causation; agency; clarity

Chapter.  13922 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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