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Название: Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point
Автор: Price H.
Huw Price, a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sidney, Australia, has written a book addressed to physicists, philosophers, and general readers about the perception and treatment of time in the formulation of fundamental physical theory. In particular he is concerned with questions like: "Could — and does — the future affect the past? ... What would such a world be like? Is our world like that?" He claims, quite correctly, that "philosophers as well as physicists often fail to pay adequate attention to the [asymmetric] temporal character of the viewpoint which we humans have on the world." To overcome this human bias and achieve "temporal correctness" Price advocates the "Archimedean view of reality ... the view from nowhen" (recalling Archimedes' boast that he could lift the whole earth, given a fixed point outside of it and a long enough lever).