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Sharpening the Electromagnetic Arrow(s) of Time

Earman, John (2011) Sharpening the Electromagnetic Arrow(s) of Time. In: UNSPECIFIED Oxford University Press. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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<p>Time in electromagnetism shares many features with time in other physical theories. But there is one aspect of electromagnetism's relationship with time that has always been controversial, yet has not always attracted the limelight it deserves: the electromagnetic arrow of time. Beginning with a re-analysis of a famous argument between Ritz and Einstein over the origins of the radiation arrow, this chapter frames the debate between modern Einsteinians and neo-Ritzians. It tries to find a clean statement of what the arrow is and then explains how it relates to the cosmological and thermodynamic arrows, representing the most developed and sophisticated attack yet, in either the physics or philosophy literature, on the electromagnetic arrow of time.</p>


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Earman, Johnjearman@pitt.eduJEARMAN
Centers: University Centers > Center for Philosophy of Science
Date: 2 September 2011
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199298204.003.0017
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 15:52
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 13:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13218

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