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Determinism Beyond Time Evolution

@inproceedings{Adlam2021DeterminismBT,
  title={Determinism Beyond Time Evolution},
  author={Emily Adlam},
  year={2021}
}
Physicists are increasingly beginning to take seriously the possibility of laws which may be non-local, global, atemporal, retrocausal, or in some other way outside the traditional time-evolution paradigm. Yet our understanding of determinism is still predicated on a forwards time-evolution picture, making it manifestly unsuited to the diverse range of research programmes in modern physics. In this article, we set out a generalization of determinism which does not presuppose temporal… 

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