Why Does the World Exist?

An Existential Detective Story

By Holt, Jim

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9780871404091
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Liveright: Norton


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Reviewed on July 1, 2012  |  Arts and Humanities

Freelance critic Holt seeks to answer the question, "why is there something rather than nothing?" He fails to fully answer, but not before reintroducing 11-century monk Saint Anselm's ontological proof ("God is that than which nothing greater can be conceived") and its various subsequent spins laid out alongside and sometimes in opposition to the claims of evolutionary biology, neuropsychology, theoretical physics, natural religion theology, cont...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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