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Time

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters investigate time, especially comparing the dimensions of time space. Many intuit that the two are fundamentally different, for instance because time ‘flows’ and space does not. While ... More


Time and Tralfamadore

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters investigate time, especially comparing the dimensions of time space. Many intuit that the two are fundamentally different, for instance because time ‘flows’ and space does not. While ... More


Skeletons in the cupboard

A. J. Leggett

in The Problems of Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211241
eISBN:
9780191706837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses three fundamental questions which the majority of the physics community believes are not worthy of attention and a minority believes are crucial and in urgent need of ... More


Why Study Brain Dynamics?

nityam anityam, Partha P. Mitra, and Hemant Bokil

in Observed Brain Dynamics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195178081
eISBN:
9780199864829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178081.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter addresses a number of general questions regarding the dynamics of the nervous system. The first question is concerned with why we are interested in dynamics at all: in this context, the ... More


Phenomenology, decoherence, and the arrow of time

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199585205
eISBN:
9780191739378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This final chapter starts with a brief review of quantum-gravity phenomenology. It then focuses on an important conceptual issue – the relevance of quantum gravity for the general interpretation of ... More


Quantum Gravity and the Interpretation of Quantum Theory

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212521
eISBN:
9780191707377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212521.003.10
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter focuses on an important conceptual issue — the relevance of quantum gravity for the general interpretation of quantum theory. A central part is devoted to the discussion of the ... More


Introduction

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter starts with a brief plan of the book, naming the three major parts or themes into which the chapters are naturally grouped. A list is then given of eleven different possible meanings of ... More


The origins and nature of turbulence

P. A. Davidson

in Turbulence: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198722588
eISBN:
9780191789298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722588.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

Chapter 3 discusses the origins and nature of turbulence. The emphasis is on the relationship between non-linearity and chaos and the observable properties of fully developed turbulence. Many ... More


Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

George Jaroszkiewicz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Time is fascinating and important to everyone. This book does two things: it reviews a great range of images of time, that is, theories of time, from a diversity of perspectives: historical, ... More


Unifying Particle Physics with the Cosmology of the Primordial Universe

José Bernabéu and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The dialogue with physicist José Bernabéu firstly looks into why discovery of the Higgs boson has a spiritual dimension and is a great starting point for new discovery. It then moves on to discuss ... More


Entropy

James P. Sethna

in Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity: Second Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198865247
eISBN:
9780191897610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865247.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explores irreversibility, disorder, and ignorance as manifestations of entropy. Entropy measures irreversibility. The inevitable increase of entropy was discovered by analyzing a ... More


Chance and Temporal Asymmetry

Alastair Wilson (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673421
eISBN:
9780191782534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673421.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This volume is a collection of cutting-edge research papers in scientifically informed metaphysics, tackling a range of philosophical puzzles which have emerged from recent work on chance and ... More


The Sharpness of the Distinction between the Past and the Future

David Z. Albert

in Chance and Temporal Asymmetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673421
eISBN:
9780191782534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673421.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Time and Chance (Albert 2000) presented a picture of temporal asymmetry according to which the difference between our capacity to influence the future and our capacity to influence the future is a ... More


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