Journal Article

(Dis-)solving the puzzle of the arrow of radiation

M Frisch

in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Published on behalf of British Society for the Philosophy of Science

Volume 51, issue 3, pages 381-410
Published in print September 2000 | ISSN: 0007-0882
Published online September 2000 | e-ISSN: 1464-3537 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjps/51.3.381
(Dis-)solving the puzzle of the arrow of radiation

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I criticize two accounts of the temporal asymmetry of electromagnetic radiation - that of Huw Price, whose account centrally involves a reinterpretation of Wheeler and Feynman's infinite absorber theory, and that of Dieter Zeh. I then offer some reasons for thinking that the purported puzzle of the arrow of radiation does not present a genuine puzzle in need of a solution.

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