Remarks on the Direction of Time in Quantum Mechanics

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I argue that in the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics time has no fundamental direction. I further discuss a way to recover thermodynamics in this interpretation using decoherence theory (Zurek and Paz 1994). Albert's proposal to recover thermodynamics from the collapse theory of Ghirardi et al. (1986) is also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1458-1471
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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