Single Idea 14935

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / g. Time's arrow]

Full Idea

Reichenbach argued that temporal asymmetry is grounded in causal asymmetry.

Gist of Idea

The direction of time is grounded in the direction of causation


report of Hans Reichenbach (The Direction of Time [1956]) by J Ladyman / D Ross - Every Thing Must Go

Book Reference

Ladyman,J/Ross,D: 'Every Thing Must Go' [OUP 2007], p.163

A Reaction

I'm not sure that I can make sense of giving priority either to time or to causation when it comes to this asymmetry. How do you decide which one is boss?