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Governing Without A Fundamental Direction of Time: Minimal Primitivism about Laws of Nature

@inproceedings{Chen2021GoverningWA,
  title={Governing Without A Fundamental Direction of Time: Minimal Primitivism about Laws of Nature},
  author={Eddy Keming Chen and Sheldon Goldstein},
  year={2021}
}
The Great Divide in metaphysical debates about laws of nature is between Humeans who think that laws merely describe the distribution of matter and nonHumeans who think that laws govern it. The metaphysics can place demands on the proper formulations of physical theories. It is sometimes assumed that the governing view requires a fundamental / intrinsic direction of time: to govern, laws must be dynamical, producing later states of the world from earlier ones, in accord with the fundamental… 

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