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The Resource Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story, Jim Holt

Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story, Jim Holt

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Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story
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Why does the world exist?
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an existential detective story
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Jim Holt
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eng
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In this astonishing and profound work, an irreverent sleuth traces the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times.--Amazon.com
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Title
Why does the world exist?
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Summary
Expands the search for the origins of the universe beyond God and the Big Bang theory, exploring more bizarre possibilities inspired by physicists, theologians, mathematicians, and even novelists
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  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
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DLC
Dewey number
113
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD511
LC item number
.H65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Jim Holt
Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story, Jim Holt
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-294) and index
Contents
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 -- Over the Seine
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ocn793973660
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9780871404091
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012015177

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