Michael Wood: Why does the world exist?
21 March 2013
Show More Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt.
Profile, 307 pp., £12.99, June 2012, 978 1 84668 244 5Show More
“... But the fun of his quest has to do not only with what he wants to know but with his eagerness for live dialogue, so chapters of philosophical summary alternate with accounts of visits to AdolfGrünbaum in Pittsburgh, to Richard Swinburne in Oxford, to David Deutsch in Headington, to John Leslie in Canada, to Derek Parfit, again in Oxford. He meets Roger Penrose in New York, has phone conversations ...”