WHY DOES THE WORLD EXIST?: AN EXISTENTIAL DETECTIVE STORY

WHY DOES THE WORLD EXIST?: AN EXISTENTIAL DETECTIVE STORY

By: Holt, Jim

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this daring and hilarious work, an irreverent sleuth tackles the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times. "Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?" remains the darkest and most enduring of all metaphysical mysteries. Following in the footsteps of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose, and even Stephen Hawking, Jim Holt now enters this fractious debate with his lively and deeply informed narrative that traces the latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. The slyly humorous Holt takes on the role of cosmological detective, suggesting that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to Yahweh vs. the Big Bang. Tracking down an eccentric Oxford philosopher, a Physics Nobel Laureate, a French Buddhist monk who lived with the Dalai Lama, and John Updike just before he died, Holt pursues unexplored angles to this cosmic puzzle. As he pieces together a solution-one that sheds new light on the question of God and the meaning of existence-he offers brisk philosophical asides on time and eternity, consciousness, and the arithmetic of nothingness.

Title: WHY DOES THE WORLD EXIST?: AN EXISTENTIAL DETECTIVE STORY

Author Name: Holt, Jim

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: Liveright: 2012

ISBN Number: 0871404095

ISBN Number 13: 9780871404091

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000050368