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January Nonfiction: Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt

  • Jan 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Please join us when we discuss the January 2013 nonfiction selection: Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story, by Jim Holt (320 pages; published July 16, 2012). For several centuries now, thinkers have wondered, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” In search of an answer, Holt takes the reader on a witty and erudite journey from London to Paris to Austin, Tex., as he listens to a varied cast of philosophers, scientists and even novelists offer solutions that are sometimes closely reasoned, sometimes almost mystical, often very strange, always entertaining and thought-provoking. Not only does Holt's book appear on the recently released 2012 list of 100 notable books, it is one of the The New York Times' ten best books of 2012.  ☞ The New York Times Sunday Book Review ☞ Google Books page ☞ Amazon.com page.

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