Law & Disorder: A Companion

More resources about how physicists and philosophers understand time

For clues about why the arrow of time appears to point in just one direction, physicists look back to the Big Bang – and before.

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Sean Carroll. From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time. Dutton, 2010.

Sean Carroll and Jennifer Chen. “Spontaneous inflation and the origin of the arrow of time. Oct. 27, 2004.

Germano D’Abramo. “Thermo-charged capacitors and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.Physics Letters A. April 12, 2010.

Lorenzo Maccone. “Quantum solution to the arrow-of-time dilemma.Physical Review Letters. August 21, 2009.

Lorenzo Maccone. “A quantum solution to the arrow-of-time dilemma: reply.” Dec. 30, 2009.

Paul C.W. Davies. About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Paul C. W. Davies. The Physics of Time Asymmetry. University of California Press, 1974.

J.J. Halliwell, J. Pérez-Mercader, and W.H. Zurek, eds. Physical Origins of Time Asymmetry. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Huw Price. “Cosmology, time’s arrow, and that old double standard.” In Steven F. Savitt, ed., Time’s Arrows Today. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Huw Price. Time’s Arrow and Archimedes’ Point. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Steven F. Savitt. Time’s Arrows Today: Recent Physical and Philosophical Work on the Direction of Time. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

H. D. Zeh. The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time. Springer-Verlag, 1999.

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