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Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt
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Jul 07, 2012

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David Ulin, LA Times "deft & consuming"

"That question — "Why is there something rather than nothing?" — occupies the center of Holt's book, which is by turns a philosophical and scientific inquiry, written through a broadly personal lens. Beginning with his discovery of this "ultimate why question" as a teenager reading Heidegger, Holt frames his investigation as a series of conversations with luminaries from the academic and cultural worlds."


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