Reflections about the Time Arrow

  • Antonio Lepschy


After some preliminary remarks about causality, determinism and predictability, the paper discusses a paradoxical aspect of the discrete-time quantized dynamical systems. Precisely in such deterministic systems the future behaviour is uniquely predictable but the past cannot be uniquely reconstructed; correspondingly the reversed-time system associated with a system of the considered kind is not deterministic, because the future time-course of its output is not predictable (even if its past behaviour can be uniquely reconstructed).


Isolate System Deterministic System Deterministic Chaos Mental Experiment Preliminary Remark 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Lepschy
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica ed InformaticaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly

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