Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story /

by Holt, Jim Published by : Liveright Publishing Corp (New York) Physical details: vi, 308 p. 21 cm ISBN:9780871403599; 0871403595.
Subject(s): Cosmology | Cosmology | Kosmologi
Year: 2013
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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 -- Could our world have been created by a hacker? -- Philosophical tour d'horizon -- The arithmetic of nothingness -- A brief history of nothing -- The Great Rejectionist -- Finite or infinite? -- Night thoughts at the Cafe de Flore -- The inductive theist of North Oxford -- The supreme brute fact -- The Magus of the Multiverse -- The end of explanation -- The ultimate free lunch? -- Nausea -- Waiting for the final theory -- A word on many worlds -- Platonic reflections -- It from bit -- "The ethical requiredness of their being something" -- An Hegelian in Paris -- The last word from All Souls -- 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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