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dc.contributor.authorFarr, Matt
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-20T16:00:14Z
dc.date.available2022-02-20T16:00:14Z
dc.date.issued2022-02
dc.date.submitted2021-01-04
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857
dc.identifier.others11229-022-03540-1
dc.identifier.other3540
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334249
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In what sense is the direction of time a matter of convention? In <jats:italic>The Direction of Time</jats:italic>, Hans Reichenbach makes brief reference to parallels between his views about the status of time’s direction and his conventionalism about geometry. In this article, I: (1) provide a conventionalist account of time direction motivated by a number of Reichenbach’s claims in the book; (2) show how forwards and backwards time can give equivalent descriptions of the world despite the former being the ‘natural’ direction of time; and (3) argue that this offers an important middle-ground position between existing realist and antirealist accounts of the direction of time.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectOriginal Research
dc.subjectAll Things Reichenbach
dc.subjectTime
dc.subjectDirection of time
dc.subjectConventionalism
dc.subjectReichenbach
dc.subjectPast hypothesis
dc.titleConventionalism about time direction
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-02-20T16:00:13Z
prism.endingPage21
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameSynthese
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume200
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81662
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-10
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11229-022-03540-1
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidFarr, Matt [0000-0001-6238-7990]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0964
cam.issuedOnline2022-02-19


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