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
“... 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 with StevenWeinberg and John Updike. These conversations become a way of evoking possibilities as much as seeking answers, and some of these possibilities are fascinating, whatever our scepticism may be about the larger ...”