Time's arrow and self‐locating probability

  title={Time's arrow and self‐locating probability},
  author={Eddy Keming Chen},
  journal={Philosophy and Phenomenological Research},
  • Eddy Keming Chen
  • Published 16 January 2020
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
One of the most difficult problems in the foundations of physics is what gives rise to the arrow of time. Since the fundamental dynamical laws of physics are (essentially) symmetric in time, the explanation for time’s arrow must come from elsewhere. A promising explanation introduces a special cosmological initial condition, now called the Past Hypothesis: the universe started in a low-entropy state. Unfortunately, in a universe where there are many copies of us (in the distant “past” or the… 

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