Jim Holt





Jim Holt

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Jim Holt is a longtime contributor to the New Yorker -- where he has written on string theory, time, infinity, numbers, truth, and bullshit, among other subjects -- and the author of Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes. He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the London Review of Books. He lives in Greenwich Village.


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Why Does the World Exist?: ...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 3,166 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Stop Me If You've Heard Thi...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2013
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The Career-Savvy College St...
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“Having just enough life to enjoy being dead.”
Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

“In 1921, a New York rabbi asked Einstein if he believed in God. "I believe in Spinoza's God," he answered, "who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.”
Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

“Suppose you turn your attention inward in search of this 'I'. You may encounter nothing more than an ever changing stream of consciousness, a flow of thoughts and feelings in which there is no real self to be discovered.”
Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

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