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Counterfactuals, Time's Arrows, and Physics

Barry Loewer

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Rutgers University, Department of Philosophy

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Counterfactual statements- e.g.� if all the votes had been  counted Gore would have won� -exhibit a temporal asymmetry. Small counterfactual differences at time  typically make for big differences in the future but not the past. Causation, memory, decision making, and special science regularities also exhibit temporal assymetries (time�s arrows). I discuss the connections among these temporal asymmetries and propose an account of how they are grounded in physical laws.

Barry Loewer