Jim Holt s Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story is a portrait gallery of leading modern philosophers . Their answers give us vivid glimpses of the speakers Holt s philosophers belong to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries When and why did philosophy lose its bite? How did it become a toothless relic of past glories? These are the ugly questions that Jim Holt s book compels us to ask. --Freeman Dyson"
About the Author
Jim Holt is a prominent essayist and critic on philosophy, mathematics, and science. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books and Prospect magazine. He lives in New York City. He is the author of Stop Me If You've Heard This  also published by Profile.
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