Chapter

 Directions, hands, and charges

Frank Arntzenius

in Space, Time, and Stuff

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696604
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738333 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.003.0007
 Directions, hands, and charges

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This chapter develops an idea of Richard Feynman’s, namely the idea that anti-particles are nothing but particles travelling back in time, and the related idea that what is standardly called the CPT theorem is really a theorem which shows that space-time has neither a direction in time nor a spatial handedness structure.

Keywords: anti-particles; charge; cpt theorem; direction of time; handedness

Chapter.  6615 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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