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dc.contributor.authorWeinert, Friedel*
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-02T15:27:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-02T15:27:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.citationWeinert F (2013) EPR and the ‘Passage’ of Time. Philosophia Naturalis. 50(2): 173-199.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/11903
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe essay revisits the puzzle of the ‘passage’ of time in relation to EPR-type measurements and asks what philosophical consequences can be drawn from them. Some argue that the lack of invariance of temporal order in the measurement of a space-like related EPR pair, under relativistic motion, casts serious doubts on the ‘reality’ of the lapse of time. Others argue that certain features of quantum mechanics establish a tensed theory of time – understood here as Possibilism or the growing block universe. The paper analyzes the employment of frame-invariant entropic clocks in a relativistic setting and argues that tenselessness does not imply timelessness. But this conclusion does not support a tensed theory of time, which requires a preferred foliation. It is argued that the only reliable inference from the EPR example and the use of entropic clocks is an inference not just to a Leibnizian order of the succession of events but a frame-invariant order according to some selected clocks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3196/003180215815620378en_US
dc.subjectCovariance; Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations (EPR); Entropy; Entropic clocks; Eternalism; Invariance; ‘Passage’ of time; Presentism; Possibilismen_US
dc.titleEPR and the 'Passage' of Timeen_US
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dc.typeArticleen_US
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refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T15:33:25Z


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