Direction of Time

  • Sergio Albeverio
  • Philippe Blanchard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Marcello Cini
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alessandro Teta
    Pages 15-19
  4. Rudolf Haag
    Pages 31-34
  5. Christoph von der Malsburg
    Pages 35-48
  6. Roland Omnès
    Pages 49-56
  7. Anindita Niyog Balslev
    Pages 75-84
  8. Hervé Barreau
    Pages 85-92
  9. Michael Drieschner
    Pages 117-135
  10. Klaus Mainzer
    Pages 157-164
  11. Metod Saniga
    Pages 171-186
  12. Luigi Accardi
    Pages 199-232
  13. Vieri Benci
    Pages 233-251
  14. L. S. Schulman
    Pages 275-286
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 293-294

About this book


This edited book presents the problems of time and direction from an interdisciplinary point of view, concentrating in particular on the following relations:

• Time and physics
• Time, philosophy and psychology
• Time, mathematics and information theory

It is a unique contribution by philosophers and scientists who are active in mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, information theory and psychology. Questions such as the existence of a Big Bang, the neurobiological basis regarding the coexistence of free will and determinism, intercultural aspects of time, mathematical models of time, psychopathological features of time, and micro reversibility versus macroscopic irreversibility are studied. It also provides a truly interdisciplinary study of the problematic 'arrow of time'.


Anthropic Principle Bohmian Mechanics Causality Causality and Mc Taggart’s A and B Series Consciousness Arrow of Time Consistent Histories Cosmology Decoherence Direction of Time Dissipative Systems Entropy Epistemic Uncertainties Free Will and Determinism Gödel’s Universe Macroscopic Irreversibility Mathematical Models of Time Measuring Process in Quantum Mechanics Microscopic Irreversibility Morphogenesis Psychopathology of Time Quantum Symmetries Special and General Relativity Symmetry Breaking Phenomena The Big Bang Time Arrow Time Reflection Time and Information Theory Time and Mathematics Time and Philosophy Time and Physics Time and Psychology Time and Space Time and Thermodynamics Time in Indian Culture Time in Neuroscience Time in Quantum Mechanics Time- Reversal Wigner Functions

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Albeverio
    • 1
  • Philippe Blanchard
    • 2
  1. 1.IAM und HCMUniversität BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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