Why Typicality Does Not Explain the Approach to Equilibrium Forthcoming in

  • Mauricio Surez
  • Published 2009
Why do systems prepared in a non-equilibrium state approach, and eventually reach, equilibrium? An important contemporary version of the Boltzmannian approach to statistical mechanics answers this question by an appeal to the notion of typicality. The problem with this approach is that it comes in different versions, which are, however, not recognised as… CONTINUE READING