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    Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story / Jim Holt.
    by Holt, Jim, 1954-
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    New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., 2012
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    9780871404091 (hardcover)
    0871404095 (hardcover)
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    vi, 309 p. ; 25 cm.
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    1st ed.
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    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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