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    Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story / Jim Holt.
    by Holt, Jim, 1954-
    New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., c2012.
  • Cosmology.
  • ISBN: 
    9780871404091 :
    0871404095 :
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    vi, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
    1st ed.
    Prologue : A quick proof that there must be something rather than nothing, for modern people who lead busy lives -- Confronting the mystery -- Interlude : Could our world have been created by a hacker? -- Philosophical tour d'horizon -- Interlude : The arithmetic of nothingness -- A brief history of nothing -- The Great Rejectionist -- Finite or infinite? -- Interlude : Night thoughts at the Café de Flore -- The inductive theist of North Oxford -- Interlude : The supreme brute fact -- The Magus of the Multiverse -- Interlude : The end of explanation -- The ultimate free lunch? -- Interlude : Nausea -- Waiting for the final theory -- Interlude : A word on many worlds -- Platonic reflections -- Interlude : It from bit -- "The ethical requiredness of there being something" -- Interlude : An Hegelian in Paris -- The last word from All Souls -- Epistolary interlude : The proof -- The world as a bit of light verse -- The self : do I really exist? -- Return to nothingness -- Epilogue : Over the Seine.
    In this work, an irreverent sleuth traces the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times.--Extracted from Amazon.com.
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