Alternative Approaches to Time’s Arrow

[Supplement to the monograph of 1935]
  • Henry Mehlberg
  • Robert S. Cohen
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 19-1)


During the last decades a number of monographic studies and significant papers dealing with various aspects of the time problem have been published. It is impossible to survey and evaluate them in this volume without transforming it into an encyclopedic monstrosity. Accordingly, I chose a single crucial issue which was already commented upon in our study of Lechalas and Reichenbach, viz. the issue of a privileged temporal direction. I am perfectly aware that one hardly does justice to studies of time as comprehensive as those of Costa de Beauregard, Grünbaum, and Whitrow, if only their views of time-reversal invariance of natural laws are explored. However, in this study of time, available space is of vital importance. And the inevitable consequence is then the restriction of topics to those dealing with time’s arrow.


Causal Theory Temporal Symmetry Temporal Asymmetry Cosmological Argument Temporal Universe 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Mehlberg
  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Philosophy and History of ScienceBoston UniversityUSA

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