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Single Idea 23006

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / g. Time's arrow]

Full Idea

We could say that what we call the past is just the direction towards (for instance) decreasing entropy, and the direction we call the future is the direction towards increasing entropy.

Gist of Idea

Maybe the past is just the direction of decreasing entropy


Baron,S/Miller,K (Intro to the Philosophy of Time [2019], 5.3.3)

Book Reference

Baron,S/Miller,K: 'Introduction to the Philosophy of Time' [Polity 2019], p.133

A Reaction

One problem is that locally entropy can sometimes go the other way, which would imply local pockets with a reversed time's arrow,.