Chance and Temporal Asymmetry

2015.06.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alastair Wilson (ed.), Chance and Temporal Asymmetry, Oxford University Press, 2014, 297pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.06.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alastair Wilson (ed.), Chance and Temporal Asymmetry, Oxford University Press, 2014, 297pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199673421. Reviewed by Nina Emery, Brown University This collection of fourteen essays takes up questions about the nature of chance and of temporal asymmetry. Many are important extensions of well-known projects -- there are contributions from L. A. Paul on temporal experience, Jessica Wilson on the Humean denial of necessary connections, David Wallace on probability in quantum physics, and David Albert on the Mentaculus. But all are of interest as standalone pieces, and all include new ideas that address significant gaps in the existing literature. Readers who are not already well versed in the relevant literature will benefit from a careful reading of Alastair Wilson's introduction, which clearly and concisely reviews recent developments in philosophical thinking about chance and temporal. . .

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